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This grocery store will have its grand opening in Five Forks this week

Farm Fresh stores across Greater Williamsburg have closed. (WYDaily/Tom Davis)
Farm Fresh stores across Greater Williamsburg closed in April 2018, including one in Five Forks. That store will reopen Wednesday as a Harris Teeter. (WYDaily/Tom Davis)

It’s the moment some Williamsburg area residents have been waiting for: The Harris Teeter in Five Forks is opening.

The new Harris Teeter, which took the place of a Farm Fresh that closed one year ago, will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday, according to a news release from the company.

The 55,000-square-foot store will be open immediately following an 8 a.m. ribbon cutting.

The Harris Teeter will feature its “signature” amenities including ExpressLane Online Shopping, a hot foods bar, salad bar, a sub shop and fresh sushi.

The location, at 4511 John Tyler Highway in the Governor’s Green Shopping Center, is the fourth closed Farm Fresh store that Harris Teeter bought in May 2018.

Farm Fresh closed in April 2018 after the store’s parent company SuperValu decided to sell 21 Virginia stores for $43 million.

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

The Grafton Farm Fresh was bought by Kroger. The Farm Fresh at 115 Norge Lane in Norge remained open under new management.

The new owner of the Norge Farm Fresh also bought a Farm Fresh at 928 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach.

Moving forward, the Five Forks Harris Teeter will be open 5 a.m. to midnight. The pharmacy will be open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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