Officials break ground on Smith's Marketplace concept

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A broad cross-section of government entities were represented along with high-ranking officials from Smith's and parent company Kroger, as others from Los Alamos gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon that was staged on a mound of dirt near the intersection of Knect and Trinity.


The officials made their way up onto the mound following a round of speeches heralding the start of construction for the long-awaited project. Kroger and Smith's executives said the new Smith's Marketplace is going to be unique in relation to any other store among the holdings of the nation's largest retail grocer. 

The 110,000 square-foot store is scheduled to open before Thanksgiving 2014.

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