A look at the many Atlanta Kroger nicknames

Chances are, if you’ve shopped in a Kroger grocery store in Atlanta, you know it better by its nickname than its location — one enterprising soul even created a Google map showing all the stores and their locations (Disclaimer: It includes a few not-so-nice words) and the topic inspired a lively conversation on Reddit.

The nicknames were all purportedly given with love, but there’s one in particular that Kroger is hoping to rebrand — the infamous Murder Kroger. The Ponce de Leon location was dubbed Murder Kroger after a woman was shot and killed there in the 1990s, and inspired a song of the same name by the band Attractive Eighties Women.

The store held a grand re-opening this week in the hopes of making the name BeltLine Kroger — for its proximity to the multi-use trail — stick.

Take a look at some of the store’s other locations and the reasons behind the names.

15201219855_3993eb4b88_z Murder Kroger aka BeltLine Kroger, 725 Ponce de Leon — Curbed Atlanta has a nice writeup on how the store got the name and why it’ll probably stick — basically, until recently, the store and its parking lot had been riddled with crime for years, including a woman getting shot in the parking lot in 1991 and a dead body being found in a car in the parking lot in 2002. The store inspired the aforementioned song, a Facebook fan page and plenty of inspired Halloween costumes. Kroger hopes to improve the store’s reputation with a ramp from the store leading to the popular BeltLine and improving the interior of the store.

 

 

 

 

8635156821_f01c6c6497_zDisco Kroger, 3330 Piedmont Road NE — The Buckhead location’s nickname is so well-known that 11Alive did a whole segment on how the name came to be. In the 1980s, a disco club called Limelight was located next door, attracting the feather-haired and leisure-suited. Limelight closed in 1987, but this awesome mural — and a mirror ball from the club that hangs in the store — still remain.

 

 

 

 

 

4473833090_2f870593fc_bKosher Kroger, 2205 Lavista Road NE — This one’s pretty self-explanatory — there’s a large Kosher section at the Toco Hills store, catering to the area’s large Jewish population (the location is also known as ToKrogo Hills). There’s also a location with a sizable Kosher section on Briarcliff Road.

 

 

 

 

 

4905451610_3d61201779_zHipster Kroger, 1225 Caroline Street NE — One of the newer Kroger locations in the city, Hipster Kroger is in the Edgewood Shopping District in the gentrifying Reynoldstown neighborhood, home to many aforementioned hipsters. Black-framed glasses, beards and skinny jeans abound.

 

 

 

 

 

13813995974_b1215655b8_z Baby Kroger, 720 Commerce Drive, Decatur — Compared to other Kroger locations, the Decatur location is itty-bitty, hence the nickname. So adorable!

 

 

 

 

 

Some other nicknamed locations:

Cruising Kroger, 1700 Monroe Drive NE — The Ansley Park Kroger is the place to see and be seen — especially if you’re looking to pick up a hot date.

Granny Kroger, 3871 Peachtree Road — The clientele at this Buckhead location is decidedly more…mature than the average Kroger shopper.

Ghetto Kroger, 1160 Moreland Ave. SE — The neighborhood around this location is a little rough.

 

Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments.

 

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24 comments
Strixus Skychaser
Strixus Skychaser

I'm the person who made the original map. I had no idea it had been posted on this site too. Only just found this because I was checking my maps on Google. 

tmc
tmc

i call the one at the corner of Delk Rd/Powers Ferry Rd the: "too much parking lot and not enough kroger" Kroger.

They need a fuel center there badly!

Mayor of Del Briar Vista
Mayor of Del Briar Vista

The Kroger on LaVista and Montreal in the little slice o' heaven known as NorthLake...NOLA Kroger.

emtheaded
emtheaded

"Mexican Kroger" at Clairmont Rd./Buford Hwy.

karenneedle
karenneedle

The Kroger on Roswell Road and Coleman Road on Cobb -Fulton border is called "Stinky Kroger" because of the water treatment plant behind it that gives off some LOVELY smells if the wind is right!

CeCe Azadi
CeCe Azadi

THe Kroger at Dekalb Industrial Way and North Decatur rd is Geek Kroger - there originally was an internet cafe, a computer repair store (two, actually) and at night all the geeks came to do their laundry at the laundromat next door.


The Kroger in TRickum on Rockbridge rd is Presidential Kroger becuase supposedly the president of Kroger lives in the neighborhood so its the nicest, fanciest and friendliest Kroger anywhere.


The_Fury
The_Fury

We call the one on Cleveland & Metropolitan "Kroger in the Hood".

Mr-Buckhead
Mr-Buckhead

The Ansley Mall store is the Kro-Gay. Period, end of story.

ILS26R
ILS26R

The Ansley mall Kroger was known as the Crisco Kroger to complement the Disco Kroger

Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer

Georgia Tech: Kiddie Kroger.


And before the murder on Ponce, it was Crack Kroger.

tmc
tmc

@silentjay agree! when i lived near there in the early 90's it was called the Super Crack Kroger! LOL

Gideon Alvin White
Gideon Alvin White

Nah, 1700 Monroe Drive Kroger is KroGAY.  That's what my former co-workers there named it (they were gay).  One guy said "if you threw a rock into this store randomly you'll hit one of us"  and he wasn't lying!  That's not "cruising" kroger, it's KroGAY

Whatever1
Whatever1

Stinky Kroger - in the Coleman Village shopping center on 120 in Roswell.  It backs up to Fulton County water treatment plant... In hot summer months, the name is self explanatory.  

Jason B
Jason B

If the Moreland Ave Kroger is Ghetto Kroger what is the Cleveland Avenue location then???

slisharon
slisharon

Since Kroger has no policy barring guns from their stores, maybe "Gun Kroger" will cover them all!

TreeX
TreeX

@slisharon What a slice of tripe.  Kroger's policy is to follow state regulations and laws.  Go to Target or Your Dekalb Farmers Market.

TwinDiddy
TwinDiddy

STINKY KROGER - In West Roswell on Marietta Highway at Coleman Rd.  It's next to the 

Big Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

krharrison
krharrison

I moved to Atlanta 13 Years ago and the Lavista Kroger was my grocery store.  I still have to laugh, because it wasn't until I moved across town and started using a different grocery store that I realized that that much Kosher food in one grocery store is not the norm....

mowogo
mowogo

Cruising Kroger is also known affectionately in the community as KroGay

JSSN_Love_Toy
JSSN_Love_Toy

DeKalb Industrial at North Decatur road Kroger is "Fat People in the Way" Kroger. Every time I've been there, fat people are ALWAYS blocking the aisles and are totally oblivious to it.