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Harris Teeter plans to open its first store in Baltimore, which will also be its seventh location in the state of Maryland. The Matthews, N.C.-based grocer will officially roll out its 61,000 square foot, two-story store on Dec. 7at 8 a.m. To mark the occasion, Harris Teeter will host a private event, Taste of Teeter, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to introduce community members to the grocery chain.
Located in an urban mixed-use environment, the store will showcase fresh foods, grab-and-go items and perishable products. The design features more glass and skylights than previous stores, including an atrium, in addition to stainless steel fixtures and a four level parking garage.
Harris Teeter is also applying for LEED certification for this location. Energy-efficient store features include recycling centers in the, freezer cases designed with LED lighting, water-saving devices, electric vehicle-charging stations, and an integrated refrigeration and HVAC system that employs high-efficient condensing and high-efficient water source heat pump technology.
Among the store’s additional features and amenities are a full-service floral department featuring custom floral arrangements; a gift basket program; a hot Asian bar; custom cakes; Boar’s Head meats and cheeses; an expanded selection of specialty, organic and natural foods; an in-store pharmacy; Western Union services; Coinstar and Redbox kiosks; Express Lane online shopping; the ability to take advantage of the chain’s Club 60 senior discount; carryout service; and a sit-down eating area for 62.
To support the local community, the grocer has signed multiyear sponsorship packages with both South Baltimore Little League and South Baltimore Youth Soccer League. The company will also donate 125 ‘Holiday Dinner Bags,’ each with enough food to feed a family of four, to Fort McHenry Business Association, which will assemble the bags and offer them to South Baltimore Emergency Relief for distribution to needy community members.