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Kroger close to sealing deal with City of Bossier for new store

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Site of proposed new Kroger store on Airline Drive. (Photo source: KTBS/Erin Buchanan) Site of proposed new Kroger store on Airline Drive. (Photo source: KTBS/Erin Buchanan)
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTBS) -

The Bossier boom continues. More growth is expected in the form of new stores in the north section of the city.

An empty field just south of I-220 on Airline Drive may eventually be home to a brand new Kroger grocery store.

What's being described as "serious discussions" could pave the way for the project's green light.

"As part of the city's involvement in this, it would be an approximately $7 million investment."

That investment, says Bossier City spokesperson Mark Natale, would come in the form of two access roads to the development, the proposed site of which is nestled between Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

"We would extend Plantation Drive east and then north behind the development and linking that up with Viking Dr."

Natale said another road would be built through the actual development, and would be named after long-time Bossier City mayor George Dement, who recently passed.

The store is itself is a new concept, described as a Kroger Marketplace, that would include toys, bed and bath, clothing, and office supplies.

"It's about twice the size of a normal supermarket. Our marketplace store will be 120,000 square feet," explains Kroger spokesperon Gary Huddleston.

Huddleston says it would also bring with it about 300 jobs.

The north Bossier boom isn't lost on the Kroger company.

That portion of the city is bursting at the seams, with residential and commercial development spilling over outside the city limits.

"Citizens continue to grow, the population continues to grow, and starts moving in that direction, you've got to have services to provide to meet that demand," says Rocky Rockett, Director of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation.

The Bossier City Council still has to approve the plans, so there's no firm timeline for the store's opening.

Kroger representatives are expected to go before the city council on Tuesday.

If the city council allocates funding, it could be another three months of planning before construction begins.

Also on the way in that area a new Sam's Club Warehouse store just north of I-220 on Beene Boulevard near the Stirling Shopping Center.

Construction has already started on that store.

The $7 million for the two access roads would come from the Riverboat Gaming Capital Projects Fund.

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