Harris Teeter's 50 Years and Then Some
1936 W.T. Harris borrows $1,500 to open a grocery store in Charlotte. 1939 Willis L. Teeter and his brother, Paul, borrow $1,700 to open their first store in Mooresville, N.C. 1949 Harris, a pioneer in the development of the modern supermarket, relocates his original store to a new site three blocks away. The new store is the first in the area to offer air conditioning and late hours until 9 p.m.