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There have been rumors that the enormous grocery store chain Kroger will open up in the Tampa area. And the Tampa Bay Business Journal says they are ready to serve Tampa Bay customers. But there’s a catch.

This isn’t Kroger’s first time in Tampa. But this time it’s different. You won’t be able to walk into an actual Kroger store and wander the aisles. For now at least, Kroger will only offer grocery delivery service in the Tampa area. Delivery in Orlando started last month.

There were Kroger delivery trucks at this weekend’s Tampa Pride event advertising the arrival of the grocery chain. A quick search of posts from friends online has shown mixed results on delivery service availability here in the area. Service was unavailable when I punched in my zip code in Clearwater on the Kroger site.

Kroger’s online job applications show that work is available at a Tampa fulfillment center, or as they call it, a “spoke.” It’s located at 1820 Massaro Blvd near the I-4/I-75 split. In some parts of the country, Kroger is even using drones to deliver goods. Are you a Kroger fan? Tweet @GenoRadio your Kroger stories and I’ll include them below. [Source: TBBJ]

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