In April 2011, Harris Teeter shared plans to open a seventh store in Maryland. The company announced yesterday its 61,000 square foot, two-story location will open Dec. 7, 2011 at 8 a.m. To celebrate the completion of its first Baltimore location, Harris Teeter is also hosting a private event called Taste of Teeter today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, to introduce community members to the H.T. Difference

Located in an urban mixed-use environment, Harris Teeter’s first Baltimore store reflects the lifestyle and desires of its customers. The company is placing a strong emphasis on fresh foods, items-to-go and perishable items. Architecturally, the store design offers more glass and skylights; an atrium, stainless steel fixtures; and a four level parking garage.

Harris Teeter is also applying for LEED certification for this location. The company is committed to sustainable, energy efficient designs, and the store features recycling centers in the lobby and boasts additional energy and environmental design components including freezer cases designed with LED lighting and water-saving devices. Additional green features include electric vehicle charging stations and an integrated refrigeration and HVAC system that utilizes high efficient condensing and high efficient water source heat pump technology.

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