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4/18/2011
Grand Opening of Harris Teeter in Olney, MD


Grand Opening of Harris Teeter in Olney, MD

Charlotte, NC – Harris Teeter is committed to sustainable, energy efficient designs and is pleased to announce that it has applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification through the US Green Building Council for its Olney, MD location.  The company’s Olney store, located in Fair Hill Shopping Center, will be Harris Teeter’s fourth LEED building and opens on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 with a event called Taste of Teeter.

Similar to other Harris Teeter locations, the new store will have recycling centers in the lobby but was built with additional energy and environmental design components to make it eligible for LEED certification.  Green features include freezer cases designed with LED lighting and water saving devices in all of the water fixtures. The store is 19% more energy efficient than the industry average and uses 75% less refrigerant load. The company also anticipates water savings of over 50% in this store as compared to other locations.  Also, during construction, 30% of the material used was from recycled content and 47% of construction materials were sourced regionally.  

Also, to celebrate this location’s grand opening, Harris Teeter is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 26th of April followed by a tasting event, open to all community members.  During the Taste of Teeter, Harris Teeter will offer samples of both the company’s own brand products, as well as national brands including General Mills, Kraft and Quaker Oats. If shoppers cannot make it to the store, Harris Teeter looks forward to introducing them to their newest neighborhood food market during grand opening events on the first three weekends following the ribbon cutting ceremony:

e-VIC Mobile: The e-VIC Mobile will be at the store April 29 - May 1 to make it easier for shoppers to sign-up for the program.  e-VIC is an extension of Harris Teeter’s Very Important Customer (VIC) card program and members receive discounts and services beyond that of which VIC card members receive.  e-VIC members will receive the company’s weekly circular electronically every Wednesday and shoppers who choose to opt-in for this service are not only saving additional money in the store but are helping Harris Teeter promote green practices in its day to day operations.

Rancher Mobile Grill:  The Rancher Mobile Grill will be at the store during select times Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6 and associates will be giving away free samples of Harris Teeter Rancher Beef NY Strip Steaks.  After you whet your appetite at the Rancher Mobile Grill, visit our Butchers Market to pick-up something to throw on your grill at home.

Ice Cream Truck:  The weather is getting warmer and May 12 - May 14 Harris Teeter associates will be giving away Harris Teeter brand ice cream sandwiches to customers who stop-by the Harris Teeter Ice Cream Truck on any of three days it is visiting the store.

Harris Teeter is also offering a special promotion for customers who choose to use the company’s Express Lane Online Shopping Service.  From April 17 - May 24, Harris Teeter will waive the $4.95 service fee and will offer Express Lane shoppers $10 off one order of $50 or more.

Fast Facts:
Store Address: Fair Hill Shopping Center
18169 Town Center Drive
Olney, MD 20832           
Opening Date:  Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ribbon Cutting:  5:30pm
Taste of Teeter: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Square Footage:  52,000
Store Hours:    24 hours
Pharmacy Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
Check-Out Lanes:    11 checkouts and 4 USCAN checkouts

Features and Departments:
Full service meat department with Rancher Beef, HT Reserve Angus Beef and HT Natural Beef • Full Service Fishermans Market • Shrimp Party Trays • Farmers Market Produce and Certified Green Thumb Experts • Full Service Floral and Custom Floral Arrangements • Expanded Fresh Cut Flower Section • Produce Party Trays • Fresh Fruit Bar • Full Service Fresh Foods Market Deli/Bakery • Sushi • Self Serve Olives •  Salad Bar, Fresh Made Salads and Caesar Salads • International Cheeses • Hot Asian Bar • Hot Foods Bar • Sub Shop • Fresh Made Pizza • Chef Prepared Foods to Go • Custom Cakes including Ice Cream Cakes • Made to Order Sandwich Program • Party Trays • Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses • Slicing Meats & Cheeses • Italian Meat Selection • Home Meal Replacements • Artisan Breads • Expanded Specialty, Organic and Natural Foods • Pharmacy • Western Union • Coinstar • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk • Double Coupons • Express Lane Online Shopping • Club 60 Senior Discount • Carryout Service • USCAN • Starbucks • Sit-down eating area with 38 seats