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UPDATED: a definitive (& mildly wrong) map of ATL Kroger nicknames

From Stinky Kroger to Krogerdishu, Atlanta is loaded with colorful, chain-grocery monikers

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When it comes to moderately priced chain grocers, Atlanta is loaded with sweeping generalizations and lighthearted stereotypes. Sure, even non-Atlantans have heard of the legends like Murder Kroger (R.I.P.) and Disco Kroger, but the fun hardly stops there. (For example: Stinky Kroger!)

Development has wiped out Murder and (possibly soon) Disco Krogers as we know them, but we'd be remiss to not honor these legends. In this updated map, we've taken reader advice and added a few deserving Krogers to this pantheon of nickname greatness.

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1. Murder/Beltline Kroger

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725 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

The end has come and gone for this controversial intown landmark. Atlanta's most famous/infamous Kroger earned and kept its nickname due to an overall sketchy reputation and two (now three) tragedies: the 1991 killing of a 25-year-old woman in its parking lot, a body found in a car there in 2002, and a daylight robbery turned slaying in 2015. None of which is a laughing matter, of course, but Atlantans still have a smirking pride in this grocer, even in its afterlife. It's being replaced by a fancy Kroger prototype and Beltline offices. It's still so well-known, it has its own Facebook page, website, Wikipedia entry, ear-wormy theme song, and float in the L5P Halloween Parade. It even had a sordid motto: "Right Store. Ultimate Price."

2. Disco Kroger

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Peachtree Piedmont Cross Shopping Center, 3330 Piedmont Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlanta's second most famous Kroger also has a (tentative) date with the mixed-use wrecking ball. The explanation for Disco Kroger, tucked away off Piedmont Road near Peachtree Road in Buckhead, is simple: A poppin' nightclub called "Limelight" used to be next door and, when it closed, the shenanigans would often spill over to the 24-hour grocery store. Think: cereal-isle shindigs and bowling with frozen turkeys.

3. Kosher Kroger, AKA Krosher

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2205 Lavista Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30329

With this Kroger being down the street from Congregation Beth Jacob and accompanying Torah school, it's pretty easy to see how Kosher Kroger got its nickname. On any given day — and especially on the Sabbath — shoppers will come across members of the Orthodox Jewish congregation walking down Lavista Road in full religious garb. Naturally, the store also has a substantial kosher foods section. It sometimes goes by a more pithy moniker: Krosher.

4. Hipster Kroger

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1125 Caroline Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

This Kroger in the Edgewood Retail District most likely got its nickname because of its location a stone(r)'s throw from Little Five Points, as well as the ongoing development/redevelopment of the surrounding Edgewood and Reynoldstown neighborhoods. Are there hipsters here? Sure. But the general shopping population seems to be more of a grab-bag than anything.

5. Gay Kroger, AKA Krogay

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1700 Monroe Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324

Anything near Midtown seems to get a good-natured "gay" moniker slapped on it, and "Gay Kroger" is in the heart of the Ansley shopping center at Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue. There's a much, um, racier version of the name floating around, but we'll keep this moderately more PG-rated with no vaseline references.

6. $#!tty Center Kroger

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Belvedere Plaza, 3479 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

Kroger Citi Center has been around for decades and, as demonstrated by its colorful unofficial moniker, has earned quite the reputation. It's not in the most upscale area, may not always have the best produce, and is known for panhandlers. Perhaps this Yelp reviewer put it best while using an interesting metaphor: "You never know what you might see. You have to go in with an open mind and your nose not full of judgment."

7. Fiesta Kroger

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3855 Buford Highway Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30329

Nestled in the Skye Hill shopping center at the confluence of Buford Highway and Clairmont Road, "Fiesta Kroger" is named for its largely Hispanic clientele and an expanded selection of culturally appropriate foods. Distasteful or not, the nickname pits this Kroger in competition with Disco Kroger for the most fun-sounding shopping experience.

8. Ghetto Kroger, AKA Kro-Jack

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1160 Moreland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30316

Some Atlantans seem to enjoy assigning "ghetto" monikers to any place not in Gentryville, and Ghetto Kroger falls into that category. On Moreland Avenue about a mile south of East Atlanta Village, the store can definitely play host to some interesting shoppers and the occasional, harrowing non-legal episode, but such is city life.

9. Baby Kroger

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720 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

This one, located near the Decatur Square, is smaller than normal. That's the gist. But its alternate unofficial nicknames are more colorful: Geriatric Kroger (for its popularity among elderly shoppers), Zombie Kroger (for the nearby cemetery), and Soviet Kroger (for an allegedly scant selection of most items). Have your pick, shoppers.

10. Stinky Kroger

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900 GA-120
Roswell, GA 30075

This suburban Kroger near the Cobb/Fulton County line has a reputation for vast selections and friendly pharmacists, but that doesn't trump the crappy smell wafting in from a waste-treatment plant next door. The odor has prompted its widely acknowledged nickname, Stinky Kroger. One Curbed reader and frequent shopper sends this encouraging advice: "Some days are stinkier than others."

11. Krogerdishu

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2685 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30315

This City Center concept near the Atlanta airport has an inventive if slightly underground moniker whose exact origins remain unclear. Popular among people who came of age in 1990s Atlanta.

12. Krobar

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880 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

This newest, gigantic entrant in Atlanta's pantheon of nicknamed Krogers has not only a Starbucks and Moe's-style burrito joint inside but an actual bar, where grocery shoppers can sidle up and sip beer and wine on draft. Thus, the widely acknowledged nickname: Krobar. This Glenwood Park-adjencent project by Jeff Fuqua, whose plans for a Walmart here were met with fierce pushback, has loads of chain-rific stuff to offer, but it's tough to imagine that Krobar won't reign as the star attraction forever.

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1. Murder/Beltline Kroger

725 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

The end has come and gone for this controversial intown landmark. Atlanta's most famous/infamous Kroger earned and kept its nickname due to an overall sketchy reputation and two (now three) tragedies: the 1991 killing of a 25-year-old woman in its parking lot, a body found in a car there in 2002, and a daylight robbery turned slaying in 2015. None of which is a laughing matter, of course, but Atlantans still have a smirking pride in this grocer, even in its afterlife. It's being replaced by a fancy Kroger prototype and Beltline offices. It's still so well-known, it has its own Facebook page, website, Wikipedia entry, ear-wormy theme song, and float in the L5P Halloween Parade. It even had a sordid motto: "Right Store. Ultimate Price."

725 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

2. Disco Kroger

Peachtree Piedmont Cross Shopping Center, 3330 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlanta's second most famous Kroger also has a (tentative) date with the mixed-use wrecking ball. The explanation for Disco Kroger, tucked away off Piedmont Road near Peachtree Road in Buckhead, is simple: A poppin' nightclub called "Limelight" used to be next door and, when it closed, the shenanigans would often spill over to the 24-hour grocery store. Think: cereal-isle shindigs and bowling with frozen turkeys.

Peachtree Piedmont Cross Shopping Center, 3330 Piedmont Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

3. Kosher Kroger, AKA Krosher

2205 Lavista Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329

With this Kroger being down the street from Congregation Beth Jacob and accompanying Torah school, it's pretty easy to see how Kosher Kroger got its nickname. On any given day — and especially on the Sabbath — shoppers will come across members of the Orthodox Jewish congregation walking down Lavista Road in full religious garb. Naturally, the store also has a substantial kosher foods section. It sometimes goes by a more pithy moniker: Krosher.

2205 Lavista Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30329

4. Hipster Kroger

1125 Caroline Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

This Kroger in the Edgewood Retail District most likely got its nickname because of its location a stone(r)'s throw from Little Five Points, as well as the ongoing development/redevelopment of the surrounding Edgewood and Reynoldstown neighborhoods. Are there hipsters here? Sure. But the general shopping population seems to be more of a grab-bag than anything.

1125 Caroline Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

5. Gay Kroger, AKA Krogay

1700 Monroe Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30324

Anything near Midtown seems to get a good-natured "gay" moniker slapped on it, and "Gay Kroger" is in the heart of the Ansley shopping center at Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue. There's a much, um, racier version of the name floating around, but we'll keep this moderately more PG-rated with no vaseline references.

1700 Monroe Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324

6. $#!tty Center Kroger

Belvedere Plaza, 3479 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

Kroger Citi Center has been around for decades and, as demonstrated by its colorful unofficial moniker, has earned quite the reputation. It's not in the most upscale area, may not always have the best produce, and is known for panhandlers. Perhaps this Yelp reviewer put it best while using an interesting metaphor: "You never know what you might see. You have to go in with an open mind and your nose not full of judgment."

Belvedere Plaza, 3479 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

7. Fiesta Kroger

3855 Buford Highway Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329

Nestled in the Skye Hill shopping center at the confluence of Buford Highway and Clairmont Road, "Fiesta Kroger" is named for its largely Hispanic clientele and an expanded selection of culturally appropriate foods. Distasteful or not, the nickname pits this Kroger in competition with Disco Kroger for the most fun-sounding shopping experience.

3855 Buford Highway Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30329

8. Ghetto Kroger, AKA Kro-Jack

1160 Moreland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316

Some Atlantans seem to enjoy assigning "ghetto" monikers to any place not in Gentryville, and Ghetto Kroger falls into that category. On Moreland Avenue about a mile south of East Atlanta Village, the store can definitely play host to some interesting shoppers and the occasional, harrowing non-legal episode, but such is city life.

1160 Moreland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30316

9. Baby Kroger

720 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

This one, located near the Decatur Square, is smaller than normal. That's the gist. But its alternate unofficial nicknames are more colorful: Geriatric Kroger (for its popularity among elderly shoppers), Zombie Kroger (for the nearby cemetery), and Soviet Kroger (for an allegedly scant selection of most items). Have your pick, shoppers.

720 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

10. Stinky Kroger

900 GA-120, Roswell, GA 30075

This suburban Kroger near the Cobb/Fulton County line has a reputation for vast selections and friendly pharmacists, but that doesn't trump the crappy smell wafting in from a waste-treatment plant next door. The odor has prompted its widely acknowledged nickname, Stinky Kroger. One Curbed reader and frequent shopper sends this encouraging advice: "Some days are stinkier than others."

900 GA-120
Roswell, GA 30075

11. Krogerdishu

2685 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

This City Center concept near the Atlanta airport has an inventive if slightly underground moniker whose exact origins remain unclear. Popular among people who came of age in 1990s Atlanta.

2685 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30315

12. Krobar

880 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

This newest, gigantic entrant in Atlanta's pantheon of nicknamed Krogers has not only a Starbucks and Moe's-style burrito joint inside but an actual bar, where grocery shoppers can sidle up and sip beer and wine on draft. Thus, the widely acknowledged nickname: Krobar. This Glenwood Park-adjencent project by Jeff Fuqua, whose plans for a Walmart here were met with fierce pushback, has loads of chain-rific stuff to offer, but it's tough to imagine that Krobar won't reign as the star attraction forever.

880 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316