The Kroger serving in University City Center Shopping Center will close on October 16 to make way for redevelopment.

After 56 years of service, The Kroger on Olentangy River Road inside University City will cease operations as the landlord of the shopping center makes preparations for redevelopment. The grocery store will officially close on October 16 at 5 p.m. All employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other locations.

The fuel center in University City will close along with the Kroger.

This redevelopment plan follows other efforts to rejuvenate campus-area Olentangy River Road.