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Old 02-21-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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I heard via a HT staff member that they are keeping the old store open so a Trader Joes, Fresh Market, or Whole Foods would not come in and be competition. Makes me want to boycott HT.
Darn, are you serious... yes, I will be boycotting HT also (I make the trip to Chapel Hill every other week)
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Darn, are you serious... yes, I will be boycotting HT also (I make the trip to Chapel Hill every other week)
For those of you that have been to Multiple Harris Teeters, is the one at 54/Fayetteville just a really bad one, or is that pretty standard? I was surprised and disappointed with the quality of the store - even smelled kind of funny. Against all odds, I thought the Kroger across the street was a nicer shopping experience.

(I had been to Harris Teeter in the past in the DC area and recall it being MUCH nicer - closer to a Whole Foods)
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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For those of you that have been to Multiple Harris Teeters, is the one at 54/Fayetteville just a really bad one, or is that pretty standard?

The Harris Teeter at 54 & Fayetteville is a lot smaller than the typical HT. That's why they're building the new one just a couple of miles east of there. I imagine the new HT will be much more like the ones you're used to.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, LI
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You thought the Kroger was NICER? Are you insane?

I refuse to go to that Kroger. It's organized poorly and their produce is generally disgusting. It's also just an uglier store, as if aesthetics matter when grocery shopping I once went to their deli only to find it closed b/c there had been an "incident," as an employee described it. They were busy mopping up the floor and disinfecting the slicer. *shudder*

I find the HT at that intersection to be vastly superior in just about every regard (except no pharmacy). Frankly I'm shocked that you found Kroger to be nicer, since my opinion is so strong in the other direction. LOL. Weird.

The HT on MLK is definitely nicer, though. And by "nicer," I really just mean bigger, better selection, pharmacy, more drugstore-type products. Oh--and it has a Starbucks Can't forget that. I still can't believe they're going to keep the 54 location open once the new one is done, though. Ridiculous. Exactly how many grocery stores do we need in that area? Developers have been/had been trying to build ANOTHER ONE in the open space at the corner of Fayetteville and Woodcroft, but the Woodlake HOA successfully squashed the deal. Why the grocery overkill?

However, I'm pumped about the Fresh Market. Hadn't heard about that. Any ETA on an opening date?
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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Darn, are you serious... yes, I will be boycotting HT also (I make the trip to Chapel Hill every other week)
I heard the bad news right before Christmas from an HT employee. I honestly don't see how they are going to be able to keep both open. If the new one is bigger I'm sure everyone will just go to that one.

We are in Chapel Hill & North Durham grocery shopping more than I would like. We've even been hitting that Fresh Foods over in Cary.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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I heard via a HT staff member that they are keeping the old store open so a Trader Joes, Fresh Market, or Whole Foods would not come in and be competition. Makes me want to boycott HT.
Well now that we know their real motive let's pass the word on so everyone goes to the new one and then they'll have to close the old one down due to lack of business and we'll get a closer TJ's when the space opens up! Sounds like a clever plan to me!!
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