Wednesday, September 27, 2023

What’s going on with the Harris Teeter coming to Five Forks?

Farm Fresh stores across Greater Williamsburg have closed. (WYDaily/Tom Davis)
Farm Fresh stores across Greater Williamsburg have closed. (WYDaily/Tom Davis)

The new Harris Teeter in Five Forks still isn’t open, but there’s now a little more information out there on when it might be coming.

While Harris Teeter is not ready to announce the exact opening date, they are set for a spring 2019 opening, spokeswoman Danna Robinson said.

Robinson declined to specify which months that may include.

Robinson also said the parking lot lighting will be improved, although it’s “a bit too early” to speak to specific amenities inside the store. 

The Harris Teeter will be at 4511 John Tyler Highway, the former location of a Farm Fresh.

Farm Fresh closed in April 2018 after the store’s parent company SuperValu decided to sell many of its Virginia stores. A total of 21 stores were sold for $43 million.

Nearly 300 Farm Fresh employees were laid off across greater Williamsburg, including 88 each in Norge and Five Forks, and 77 in Grafton.

Kroger bought the Grafton store.

A pharmacy inside the Five Forks building has continued to operate even after it closed.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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