After a year of construction, Kroger opened its first South Carolina Marketplace superstore in Columbia on Wednesday and, sure enough, the people came.
Store officials cut the ribbon on the
124,000-square-foot shopping complex at mid-morning, but customers had
descended on the store off Killian Road hours before, entering when the
store opened its doors at 7:30 a.m. Parking spaces were wait-and-see
throughout the day.. . . more