Officials celebrate new store, new jobs in Commerce City
KING SOOPERS MARKETPLACE ON 104TH AVENUE NOW OPEN
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. — June 28, 2012 — More than 500 customers were in line at 6 a.m. today when the new King Soopers MarketPlace officially opened for business in Commerce City. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting attended by local residents, elected officials and company representatives kickedoff a weekend of planned activities to mark the opening of the store, located at 15051 East 104th Avenue.
“Commerce City has seen its population double in the last 10 years and more rooftops meant more expectations for services and retail,” said Commerce City Mayor Sean Ford. “The King Soopers MarketPlace addresses a long-standing need for our residents and will be an economic driver for the area, from new jobs to new businesses looking to locate along 104th Avenue.”
The store concept is the fourth of its kind statewide; the 120,000-square-foot King Soopers MarketPlace offers a one-stop shopping location that meets the needs of today’s busy, healthconscious shopper. Traditional grocery offerings have been expanded to feature locally grown produce; chef-prepared meals; specialty food bars such as sushi, cheese, chicken wings and soup; and more than 5,000 natural and organic items. The MarketPlace will also sell quality general merchandise, including home goods, furniture, dinnerware, small appliances and more. It will also feature an In Store Fred Meyer Jewelry store.
“We can’t think of a better location to open our fourth MarketPlace store than here in Commerce City. The partnership with the city was critical to our decision to build here, as a Colorado company we are very excited about serving this community as a solution for much of what their family needs,” said Russ Dispense, President of King Soopers. King Soopers estimates that at least 300 construction jobs were created through Colorado contractor Mark Young Construction and their subcontractors. Approximately 175 new positions were hired to serve local and regional customers.
ABOUT KING SOOPERS
King Soopers, Colorado’s own full-service retail grocery chain, opened the doors of its first store in June of 1947 as the embodiment of the dream of its founder, Lloyd King. Today the company employs over 19,000 people and has 141 stores. The company is committed to being a good corporate citizen with a special focus on four major categories: feeding the hungry, helping children, supporting women’s health issues, participating in important civic/community events. King Soopers’ mission is to be a leader in the distribution and merchandising of food, health, personal care, and related consumable products and services. By achieving this objective, the company satisfies its responsibilities to shareowners, associates, customers, suppliers, and the communities we serve. In 2012, The Kroger Company and their family of stores were named most generous company in America by Forbes Magazine.
ABOUT COMMERCE CITY
As the state’s fourth-fastest growing community, Commerce City is redefining itself for the next generation, building on historic values of community, industry, agriculture and family. Centrally located along Colorado’s bustling Front Range, Commerce City is adjacent to six major highways, Denver International Airport, both railroads, and two new commuter rail lines. The city has a diverse business base of 1,300 companies ranging from international and national headquarters to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Home to the nation’s largest urban wildlife refuge and the world’s largest soccer complex, Commerce City offers a quality community for a lifetime, where individuals can live, work and play. For more information, visit http://www.c3gov.com.