We shopped at this North Carolina chain in college and were big fans. The stores are big, clean, and tend to have well-edited wine departments. HT already has several stores in the DC suburbs. Will DC finally get an upscale alternative to Safeway?
The rumors started in 2004, when buzz began to build about a Harris Teeter opening on Capitol Hill. In 2005, the Washington Post reported on an Adams Morgan location and, three years later, blogs began to announce that the opening was imminent. It was set for last month, and the city even altered traffic patterns to prepare for the crowds.
Maybe the NoMa store has smoother sailing because it's revitalizing a neglected area, whereas the other stores were up against opposition from the established neighbors (there was a fight in Adams Morgan about the store selling alcohol)?
We hear that the Capitol Hill and Adams Morgan stores should open this summer.
Any DC residents have the final scoop?
(Image: Harris Teeter)