Golden Gate Harris-Teeter closing

This is kind of sad. One of the two oldest continuously operating chain supermarkets in my hometown is closing. The Harris Teeter location at Golden Gate Shopping Center opened in 1961 as an A&P. A Kroger opened simultaneously at the other end of the center. The Kroger was replaced about 1975 with one of Greensboro’s first Food Town (now Food Lion) stores. The A&P lasted until the late 1970s and became a Bestway (local chain) and then Harris Teeter in 1988. Centers with two supermarket anchors were common at the time but are rarely seen anymore.

The view above is from 1999. Below is a 1961 “grand opening” photo from the Greensboro Daily News:

One thought on “Golden Gate Harris-Teeter closing

  1. David Craft

    July 8, 2011 at 10:18am

    Are you sure the HT location was not a movie theater first?

    There was a movie theater on that end of the center.

    I just cannot piece it all together in my head…..

    David Craft

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  3. James

    July 12, 2011 at 12:40pm

    I’m a bit surprised that two stores co-existed for this long!

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  4. Andy

    September 8, 2011 at 12:20pm

    The continuing evolution of the supermarket industry.

    H-T is opening stores every other month in the Washington DC metro area.

    A&P closed all of its Maryland Super Fresh locations in early July 2011

    How one chain, H-T thrives while the other, Great A&P wallows as a pale ghost of its prior self from just five years ago. Have times changed

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