Dillons to become latest chain to start limiting number of people inside its stores

photo by: Nick Krug

The Lawrence Dillon's location at 1015 W. 23rd St. is pictured in this file photo from 2017.

Lawrence shoppers may have to start standing in line to access some major stores in town.

Kroger Co., which operates the Dillons grocery store chain, announced late Monday afternoon that it would start limiting the number of people who can be in their grocery stores across the country. The new policy will cut the allowed building capacity in half. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people that would allow in the company’s Lawrence stores at any one time.

The changes at Dillons begin Tuesday.

Kroger is at least the third national chain with a Lawrence presence to announce new capacity policies. Over the weekend, both Walmart and Target began limiting the number of people in its stores. Walmart is seeking to reduce it capacity limits by about 80%, while Target was creating occupancy limits based on the square footage of each store.


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