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Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Craziness from Ft. Thomas Kroger's

Just wanted to add something random to Darrin's post from earlier regarding the insanity that is Newport's new jewel, "The Ft. Thomas Krogers." ***

Nothing really more can be said, especially if you were brave enough to part the sea of people for those free samples of Boar's Head turkey with the pretzel toothpick (and don't pretend like you didn't partake) - it was nuts.

I went twice this weekend. Once at about 3:00 on Friday and again after the Bengals game on Sunday for groceries.

I was impressed. I was even more impressed that with all that was going on in the store, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were hanging out in the furniture area and not a person was paying attention to them. I think there was just too much to see.

Anyway, before I go any further in my postings, allow myself to introduce... myself. Mark Collier, born and raised in Fort Thomas. Graduated from Highlands in 2001 and UK in 2005.

I'll leave it at that for now. I hope I can add to your Fort Thomas Matters experience. Now go get to the Fort Thomas Krogers *** and hang out with Santa Claus. I think he's lonely.

*** Just wanted to point out that there is no "s" on the end of Kroger. I have been called out repeatedly by people in Lexington and Louisville for doing this. Must be a Fort Thomas thing.

1 comment:

  1. I believe "Krogers" is actually a Cincinnati-ism. I think it harks back to the '50s when there were two main grocery store competitors in the Cinti. market area. The Kroger and Albers families both owned relatively small local chains of stores, ala today's Remke stores. Albers and Kroger were the big competitors around Greater Cincinnati, so I'm thinking that Kroger picked up the superfluous S to give it a lingual symmetry with Albers among the local gentry. "Who has the best deals this week, Albers or Krogers?"
    Albers face-planted in early 60's but Kroger just kept growing and expanding into todays mega-chain of superstores.
    Question...IS bigger always better?