A salad bar is coming to Kroger on Bryan Station Road, along with sushi and dishes.
The grocery store began its expansion in July and expects to finish it by the first quarter of 2012.
The company closed its smaller store on nearby Old Paris Road in January.
Kroger spokesman Tim McGurk said the section under construction will house frozen foods, dairy, beer, soft drinks and the pharmacy, which will have a drive-through. Next will come a sushi counter and an expanded "Nature's Market," with more organic and health-food offerings.
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And a salad bar, McGurk said.
The store also will put in a "Kitchen Place," with home goods such as dishes, small appliances, glasses and flatware.
"Those will be nice additions," McGurk said.
The store already has installed new check-out lanes and converted the floor from tile to more user-friendly polished concrete.
According to the city construction permit, the expansion is expected to cost about $2.48 million. The final size will be about 96,000 square feet, smaller than Kroger's 125,000-square-foot Marketplace stores at Beaumont and at Richmond Road, which also sell furniture and jewelry.
McGurk also said the Bryan Station store will hire about 65 people, bringing the number of employees to about 200. He said the 80 employees at the former Paris Road store were offered employment at other area stores, so there were no layoffs.