Kroger inks deal on Richmond, Texas, space

Jacksonville, Fla. Regency Centers announced that it has signed a lease with Kroger to open its first and largest store in Texas at Regency Centers’ Waterside Marketplace in Richmond.

The store is slated to open in October. The expanded concept, at 123,000 sq. ft., will feature an expanded variety of grocery and deli products, a large floral section, gourmet and chef-prepared foods, a wine shop with a wine steward, a nature's market with all natural and organic products, a drive-thru pharmacy with $4 generic drugs, plus a kitchenplace area with upscale kitchenware and place settings.

According to Steve Fritzer, Regency VP investments, the Kroger Marketplace at Waterside Marketplace will be the grocer’s sixth store location in Regency Centers’ Houston portfolio and the 11th store statewide with the shopping center developer. Kroger has 48 store locations nationwide with Regency. Waterside Marketplace is a 147,917-sq.-ft. community shopping center and is 65% leased to date with a wide variety of retailers, service businesses, restaurants and medical services.