Lowes Foods officially announced today that they have an agreement to transfer stores between Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter chains in multiple NC towns. The Triangle is not affected by this deal, but some of our readers in other parts of North Carollina will find that their Harris Teeter or Lowes Foods stores will be changing in the very near future. If you are affected by this transfer, let us know what you think about it. Are you looking forward to having a new Harris Teeter or Lowes Foods store?
According to the Lowes Foods website HERE, "Lowes Foods is transferring 10 Lowes Foods stores to Harris Teeter and acquiring 6 Harris Teeter locations."
Here are the Lowes Foods stores that will be closing with some stores closing as early as June 12. Most of these stores will become Harris Teeter stores:
Mint Hill, NC
Fort Mill, SC
Wesley Chapel, NC
Charlotte, NC - Ballentyne
Charlotte, NC - Davis Lake
Charlotte, NC - Providence Rd.
For a full list of closing dates, click HERE.
There are six current Harris Teeter stores that will become Lowes Foods stores after they are re-modeled including these locations:
3010 N Center Street, Hickory, NC
1145 E Marion Street, Shelby, NC
401 Cox Road, Gastonia, NC (Gaston Mall)
1751 Neal Hawkins Road, Gastonia, NC
210 Avery Ave., Morganton, NC
1378 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC
For a full list of opening dates, click HERE.
The transition comes as Publix enters the grocery market near Charlotte. They are planning to open 2 stores in South Carolina, near Charlotte, in late 2012.