A grocery store company that already has more than 150 individual outlets in Colorado could be moving towards the construction of two - and possibly three - more.
King Soopers, which was launched in 1947 and enjoys annual revenues of more than $1.9 billion, has begun the necessary paperwork to build a new store in the growing northeast Colorado exurb of Falcon.
In papers filed with the El Paso County Planning and Community Development department, King Soopers has indicated that it wants to build a new 123,000 square foot outlet in the Falcon Marketplace at Meridian Road and East Woodmen Road.
The store would go up on an 11.5-acre site and will also include an island fuel center with nine gas pumps.
The chain has additionally announced plans to build a 123,000 square foot store in the 2300 block of S. College Avenue in Fort Collins.
That store would be designed to replace a smaller 50,000 square foot King Soopers’ outlet some two blocks away, and would be built at the site of a former Kmart store.
There is also speculation that yet another new King Soopers store could be going up in Pueblo at another Kmart property near the intersection of Elizabeth Street and U.S. Highway 50.
No specific building plans regarding any of the new Colorado locations have yet been made by King Soopers, which is owned by the Kroger Company.
By Garry Boulard
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