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Oct 11

Harris Teeter to open at Island Center in May

The grocery store that was formerly the Red and White on the Isle of Palms will re-open under the Harris Teeter label in mid-May, according to Leonard Way of The Beach Company, owners of the Island Center where the store is located. The Piggly Wiggly Corporation was in the process of building a Newton Farms store at the location on Palm Boulevard, when it sold the store and several other locations to Harris Teeter.

According to Way, construction has been temporarily halted on the store while Harris Teeter redesigns the interior layout. Construction should resume in two weeks. Construction continues on the parking lot. The Kroger company is in the process of acquiring Harris Teeter but they are not expected to change labels on the Island Center store once the sale is completed.

In a press release issued today, Harris Teeter announced the opening schedule for five of the seven Piggly Wiggly store locations it purchased in fall 2013, however it did not confirm the opening date for the Isle of Palms store.

Harris Teeter confirmed that Piggly Wiggly will close the stores and Harris Teeter will begin stocking and training of associates before re-opening under the Harris Teeter banner. The pharmacies at the acquired stores will remain open throughout the transition.

Transition Timeline

Folly Beach and Folly Beach Fuel Center, 1985 Folly Road in Charleston

Close: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Re-open: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

The Village Market by Harris Teeter, 515 Freshfields Drive in Johns Island

Close: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Re-open: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Riviera Drive, 1981 Riviera Drive in Mt. Pleasant

Close: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Re-open: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Harbor View, 1005 Harbor View Road in Charleston

Close: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Open: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Ben Sawyer, 1220 Ben Sawyer Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant

Close: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Open: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Harris Teeter will take possession of the Maybank Highway location on Oct. 13, 2013. It will then close the store for approximately one year to undergo a complete remodel. Harris Teeter has plans to remodel the other stores it acquired, but those locations will remain open during the remodel. The company announced it will donate all remaining dairy products as well as select frozen, grocery and non-food items on the date of closing to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

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