Harris Teeter is moving into a large space in the Clarksburg Village Center.
The 53,000 square-foot store has a total project cost of $15 million, according to Jack Waghorn, president of NVRetail, which is developing Clarksburg Village Center with Elm Street Development.
“I think there is a pent-up demand in this market for retail, and I believe that when we announced the shopping center is going to happen, we got a tremendous amount of support from the local community,” Waghorn told The Gazette. “It is a good market, an affluent market. We have some excellent stores lined up to go in there.”
The North Carolina grocer is making the Clarksburg location one of its “flagship store” models, which it calls its current top-of-the-line grocery and pharmacy retail offering, according to a statement from NVRetail. It will be part of a 109,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center located at the intersection of Newcut Road and Snowden Farm Parkway.
Other retailers with signed leases for the center include GrillMarx Steakhouse and Raw Bar, Montgomery County Liquor and Wine, Hair Cuttery, Wells Fargo Bank, and either a Shell or Exxon location, according to Waghorn. Seventy percent of the shopping center space has been leased, he said.
Officials broke ground on the center in August and the entire complex is expected to be built and open by October 2013, according to Waghorn.
Harris Teeter officials could not be immediately reached for comment.