The last Bauhaus Kroger?

The Kroger location at 700 Spinning Road near Dayton, Ohio, apparently opened in 1967 as part of a small shopping center. Sometime in the 1980s, it was remodeled into a smaller adaptation of the “Greenhouse” style stores Kroger was opening throughout the chain. This decor package featured curving walls and super-graphics using the Bauhaus font. In most stores. The signage colors varied by department, but this is not the case in the Dayton store,. Based on the colors currently used, I suspect the signs may have been repainted during the “Grid” decor years of the 1990s. Otherwise, it is a pretty faithful abbreviated version of the “Greenhouse” model, and it still seems to be doing a pretty brisk business.

One thought on “The last Bauhaus Kroger?

  1. Bill

    November 3, 2018 at 12:58pm

    I moved here over 4 years ago and I couldn’t believe that a major chain store like this looked like it was stuck in 1980. This store is in a low-income part of town and it is nicknamed “Kroghetto” by a couple of my friends but I disagree as the Smithville Road location is really in the ghetto outside downtown Dayton. I heard from a co-worker of mine that for years Kroger has wanted to tear down the shopping center this store is in and build a new one or expand and remodel this store but the Tavern next door refuses to move out of the shopping center.

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