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The new store replaces the infamous location, nicknamed "Murder Kroger" following the first murder in the store's parking lot in 1991. The name has stuck since then, even inspiring a song by the same name. The area has since rebranded with a $155 million mixed-use development.
Kroger donated $500 gift cards to Grady High School, Inman Middle School and Springdale Park Elementary School at the grand opening celebration. Antioch Urban Ministries also received a $500 gift card from the grocer.
Atlanta Community Food Bank received a $25,000 donation from Procter and Gamble during the grand opening celebration.
Big changes are on the way for the original two miles of Atlanta?s BeltLine.??Construction starts in the next couple weeks on new lights and cameras.