Grocery stores have always been a conversation point in my family in South Carolina. Whether or not you should go to Piggly Wiggly, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Target or Publics is an ongoing discussion. My Grandfathers house is in a community in the center of Mt. Pleasant. His community sits in between Long Point Road and route 17. For the longest time I would make the trip in the direction of Belle Hall on Long Point Road until last week when the new Harris Teeter opened just off of 17.
The new Harris Teeter is located in Six Mile Marketplace at 2195 Tea Planter Lane in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The company Harris Teeter began in 1958 when Harris Super Markets, started in 1936 by W.T. Harris in Charlotte, NC, merged with Teeter’s Food Marts, started by Willis L. and Paul Teeter in 1939 in Mooresville, NC. Harris Teeter is now owned by parent company Ruddick Corporation and has 192 stores and over 21,000 employees in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware and DC.
Walking into the new Harris Teeter you are greeted with a full fresh fruit and deli display to the right and grocery and drugstore to the left. The fresh section at the new Harris Teeter resembles a bit of Stew Leonard’s and Whole Foods. The fresh section has not only fruits, veggies and deli but a full bread, cheese and wine section as well. The fresh section at the new Harris Teeter has many sampling stations to tempt you to try the latest goodie. Walking through the fresh section at the new Harris Teeter I was able to try cantaloupe, strawberries, pumpernickel and rye bread, jarlesberg cheese, chocolate cake and crab dip. All the fruits looked ripe, fresh and full bringing to mind the desire to make the perfect summer salad.
The grocery section of the new Harris Teeter is well planned out and easy to navigate. I was a bit put off that the Rice Crispy snacks were in the cereal isle but as my lovely wife pointed out they were also next to the granola bars and fruit snacks so the story goes you give the kids breakfast and then snacks to take to school.
The drugstore area of the new Harris Teeter is set up to be reminiscent of an old soda fountain type shop. The isles are very similar to what you would see in any super market but the isle headers give the area a separate feel and old time charm. It is the little things at the new Harris Teeter that make it feel different and unique.
The new Harris Teeter located at Six Mile Marketplace is nicely updated with a friendly vibe. The discussion at my house will surely not stop anytime soon as all the stores in the area offer different specials and my Grandpa makes the rounds to get the best deals. The new Harris Teeter is a nice addition to the neighborhood and may even result in a new traffic light as the store gains in popularity. Hidden just off of route 17 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina stop into the new Harris Teeter to see what you think and try out some new cheese and fruit samples.