Kroger Why Is West Bloomington A Food Desert? By Judith Valente • Feb 5, 2018 Judith Valente / WGLT There’s an acre and a half of land adjacent to Sunnyside Park on the west side of Bloomington that, come summer, will transform into plots of garden-grown vegetables. Colleen Connelly, one of the garden's curators, surveys the scene. Delayed East-Side Kroger Project Now Officially 'On Hold' By Ryan Denham • Jan 5, 2018 City of Bloomington Plans are now on hold for a new Kroger Marketplace store on Bloomington’s east side. City: New Kroger Delayed But Still Coming To Bloomington's East Side By Ryan Denham • Oct 17, 2017 City of Bloomington A city official says a new Kroger Marketplace store is still planned for Bloomington’s east side, though the project has been delayed significantly from its original timetable.