It’s the end of an era in Atlanta, our beloved “Disco” Kroger has seen its last days and is now being replaced by Publix. As part of an ongoing project to revamp an older shopping center in Buckhead, “Disco” Kroger was shut down at the end of last year. In an effort to revitalize the over-50-year-old center, the whole strip is being revamped.
“Disco Kroger” will be replaced by a 55,000-square-foot Publix, with plans of completion estimated around September 2024. In addition to the new Publix, new restaurants and retail spaces will also fill up the surrounding area, making it a more up-to-date center. Known as Piedmont Peachtree Crossing, this strip will be rebranded as Buckhead Crossing.
The beloved “Disco” Kroger originally got its name back in the 70s when a popular disco club The Limelight resided in that shopping center as well. The grocery store became a popular spot for late-night partiers to go to afterward or before they headed over to The Limelight. And although the club closed in 1987, the name stuck. The disco ball that hung at the entrance of Kroger helped this once-famous grocery store retain its claim to fame. But it’s time to make new memories and new nicknames for the businesses to come and Atlanta is up for the challenge.