As Legend has it (meaning it might or might not be true), it was the first Kroger in town to be open 24 hours, circa 1970’s, making it an after-hours mecca for Cruising when bars like the Bungalow closed for the night. Hence: Disco Kroger. That’s the story, as told to us.
We remember writing about other local mainstays like Umbrella Guy – and we got dozens of stories from the readers – some contradictory (his predilection for Ramen noodles which he supposedly bought in bulk from Disco Kroger; his theoretical skin condition; his alleged foreign travel, accounting for his prolonged disappearances from Lex streets).
Then there was Shouting, Pointing Guy (the one without the shirt, who looked a little like Pauly Shore… as opposed to the one with the shirt?)
We look forward to re-visiting more “Where are they now?” stories for our 20th anniversary in 09. Disco Kroger will probably figure into a few of them.