(Toledo, OH) Kroger is delaying construction of a controversial super-store at a busy West Toledo intersection.
The Sisters of Notre Dame sold off their property and moved out, long since settling into a new convent in Waterville.
But a commitment to new technology is being cited as the reason for putting off building a new Kroger store at an 18-acre site where demolition is underway at the corner of Monroe and Secor .
A Kroger spokesperson says heavy investments in new high-tech digital programs like ClickList and Scan, Bag, Go are forcing the grocery store chain to re-prioritize its spending and new store development.
That means a May 24th deadline likely will pass without a submission of revised site plans and a building permit will expire, forcing Kroger to restart the regulatory process all over again with approval required by the Toledo plan commission and city council.