Photos: Inside the Former Kroger Bakery
A group of local developers announced last week their plans to renovate the two historic Kroger Bakery buildings at 457 Cleveland Ave.
Casto, Kelley Companies and The Robert Weiler Company – the same partnership behind the River & Rich development in Franklinton – officially acquired the 10-acre property on March 2 for a sum of $8.15 million, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s website.
Also included in the purchase is a one-acre parking lot at 5454 Jack Gibbs Blvd. that sits across Cleveland Avenue from the bakery complex.
Representatives of Casto recently gave Columbus Underground a tour of the the two large buildings that – before being shuttered in February of 2019 – housed over 400 workers.
Renovation of the buildings is the plan, they said, and that could involve applying for state historic tax credits. Multiple uses could be mixed together in each building, with residences, offices, event space, and even parking all possibilities.
Scroll down for pictures and more information from the tour.