Harris Teeter Puts Conversion on Hold: Report

CHARLOTTE — One of the former Lowes Foods [3] locations that Harris Teeter [4] planned on converting to a specialty grocery format is being marketed to other users, published reports said Tuesday.

The 49,000-square-foot store in Cornelius, N.C., which Harris Teeter obtained in an asset swap with Lowes earlier this year, was initially slated to be converted to a new format but The Charlotte Observer reported that no work is under way at the site and that a sign indicating the site was for lease has now been placed outside.

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The newspaper quoted a company spokeswoman saying the retailer was “considering all options” for the Cornelius site while it works on developing the new concept at a Huntersville, N.C., facility, which was also acquired from Lowes.