Visions for Vacancies: South Cobb Drive Kroger
What would you like to see in the old Kroger location?
Visions for Vacancies is Smyrna-Vinings Patch's weekly feature that looks at a vacant building and asks readers what they'd like to see there. This is your chance to dream big. If it were up to you, what would you open there?
Smyrna residents are proud of the new Kroger located in The Crossings shopping center on South Cobb Drive. What they’re not so proud of is the vacant building that housed Kroger before it made the big move in January. The building located in Concord Square shopping center at 3315 South Cobb Drive is a stone’s throw from the new store.
The fate of the 42,000 square-foot retail space has been a hot topic in Smyrna since it was vacated in January. One citizen asked about the building at a recent South Cobb Drive Business Town Hall Meeting. Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon confirmed that Kroger’s lease doesn’t end until October 2012. Bacon said it was rumored that Big Lots was interested in leasing the building, but a representative from Newburger-Andes Commercial Real Estate confirmed to Patch that Big Lots recently renewed its lease for its current location at 3791 South Cobb Drive.
What would you like to see in the old Kroger building? If zoning issues and cost were no obstacle, what would you open in the space?