“CandleLIT vigil” for closing of Murder Kroger set for Oct. 27

Courtesy Google
Courtesy Google

The Kroger at 725 Ponce de Leon Ave. — known as Murder Kroger for its unfortunate crime connections  — is closing Oct. 28 to make way for an  office tower and a new building for the supermarket. A candlelight vigil, or “CandleLIT Vigil” as it’s being billed on Facebook, will be held in the parking lot form 7 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 27.

As of this morning, nearly 1,000 people have indicated on Facebook that they will attend the event. The organizers –  Rowyn Hirsch, Hailey Mychal Stambek and Rachel Bowen – have turned the vigil into an opportunity to give back to the community and are encouraging those attending the event to bring a donation of food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

The store will be demolished to make way for the 725 Ponce development, a 12-story office building, which will feature a new 60,000-square-foot Kroger on the ground floor. The new Kroger is expected to open in early 2019.

 

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