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Harris Teeter, 8300 Wisconsin Development to Open in 2015

Harris Teeter will "elevate the project to its full potential and will be a great addition to the surrounding neighborhood," developers said in a Thursday announcement.

The mixed-use residential development at 8300 Wisconsin Ave. that will bring a Harris Teeter to the Woodmont Triangle is set to open in spring of 2015, developers StonebridgeCarras said Thursday in a press release.

Patch broke the news Wednesday that Harris Teeter had finalized a lease with Stonebridge, though developers would not confirm that the North Carolina-based grocery chain was the project's grocery tenant.

More details emerged today as Stonebridge confirmed the news in an announcement.

Harris Teeter has signed on to a 20-year lease for a 50,000 square-foot store planned as a part of the nine-story, mixed-use residential and commercial building, according to the statement.

The project is set to break ground in April.

The store, which developers described as "full-service," will be located at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane.

"Our vision for 8300 is to create a first class, mixed-use project at the gateway to Bethesda that will include outstanding apartments and a great retailer in Harris Teeter that will enhance the entire Woodmont Triangle area,” StonebridgeCarras Principal Doug Firstenberg said in the statement.“Given the project’s great location with proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and two Red Line Metro Stations, we felt that Harris Teeter would elevate the project to its full potential and be a great addition for the surrounding neighborhood. We are especially pleased to be able to expand our existing relationship with Harris Teeter."

The chain operates 200 supermarkets in eight southeastern states and the District of Columbia, and the company is ramping up its presence in the competitive Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC region, according to a Hoovers company profile.

Many of the stores feature sushi bars, gourmet delis, cafes and pharmacies.

The 430,000 square foot development will feature 359 apartments, ranging from efficiencies to three-bedroom apartments. Two-level townhomes are planned along Wisconsin Avenue.

TK June 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM
About time a Harris Teeter joined downtown Bethesda. Great location; the only thing that sucks is the traffic that it will further snarl!

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