Harris Teeter confirms closing, reopening dates for stores bought from Piggly Wiggly

Harris Teeter on Friday confirmed the closing and reopening dates for the stores it is acquiring from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. in the Charleston area.

The stores will begin closing Saturday and continue to close over the next week for the transition to the buyer’s brand.

The changeover period includes stocking and training employees. Pharmacies at the affected stores will remain open.

Any dairy products as well as select frozen, grocery and non-food items remaining in the stores when they close will be donated to Lowcountry Food Bank.

Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter purchased seven Piggly Wiggly supermarkets locally. One of them is under construction on the Isle of Palms. Another one at James Island Shopping Center is already closed and will undergo a total renovation over several months. Opening dates for either of those stores have not been determined.

Here is the closing and reopening schedule for the five other stores that will become Harris Teeter supermarkets:

1985 Folly Road, James Island: Closes Saturday, reopens Friday.

515 Freshfields Drive, Johns Island; Closes Sunday, reopens Oct. 19

1981 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant: Closes Wednesday, reopens Oct. 22

1005 Harborview Road, James Island: Closes Wednesday, reopens Oct. 22

1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant: Closes Oct. 20, reopens Oct. 26

Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.

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