After nearly 48 years of business, a regional grocery chain has announced it is closing the doors at its Boger City location.
Harris Teeter’s corporate office issued a press statement that said the Boger City store, located on 2318 East Main Street, will permanently close on or before Aug. 26.
Harris Teeter first opened the Boger City location in November of 1966.
The company said the decision was made “after careful consideration and strategic market review.” Harris Teeter currently employs 43 workers at the Boger City location, and began informing them of the impending store closure on July 23.
In the coming weeks, the press release said, the grocery chain plans to work closely with its workers to assist them through the closing process.
“Harris Teeter will offer its associates the opportunity to transfer to area locations, and its Associate Relations and Training and Development team will be available to answer questions from those who choose not to transfer within Teeter,” the release said.
While the city’s store will be closing next month, Harris Teeter will still have a location in Lincoln County.
The company’s store in Denver, located on Cross Center Road, is expected to remain open.
Headquartered in Matthews, Harris Teeter is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. Today, the regional grocery chain employs approximately 26,000 associates, operating stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.
So far, Harris Teeter has opened four stores in 2014, and the company has plans to open five more locations before the end of this calendar year. One is a replacement store located in Cary, while the others will be located in South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Plans for store openings in 2015 are already underway, with the company anticipating nine new locations in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina.