Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept store called 201central, which will feature an extensive variety of wine, beer and specialty foods. The name refers to one of the original Harris Food Stores, Store #201, on Central Avenue in Charlotte, N.C. Store #201 was not only Charlotte's first full self-service supermarket, but it was also the first air-conditioned grocery store and the first to stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday nights.
The stores will be approximately 30,000 square feet, and carry product lines including cigars, specialty cheese and olives, artisan breads, bulk foods including coffee, tea, nuts, grains and rice, and gluten free items. There will also be expanded selections of international foods and local and regional products.
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The store will also stock wine and bar accessories, party goods, appliances, kitchen gadgets and seasonal products. More than 3,100 varieties of wine and over 680 varieties of beer from around the world will be available, as will home brewing and wine making systems and products.