Harris Teeter to add grocery store in Nexton near Summerville

Harris Teeter plans to open a new supermarket in the mixed-use Nexton community near Summerville.

Another new grocery store is headed to the Lowcountry.

Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter plans to build a 76,000-square-foot supermarket in the mixed-use Nexton community near Summerville, according to Ken Seeger, president of WestRock Land and Development, which is overseeing development of the 4,500-acre community.

The store will be located on 13 acres near the intersection of Brighton Park Boulevard and Nexton Parkway. Construction will begin after completion of the new interchange being constructed on Interstate 26 at Mile Marker 197, which is slated to open in 2018, Seeger said.

The store is expected to open about a year later.

“We look forward to welcoming Harris Teeter to the Nexton community,” Seeger said. “This store will provide convenient shopping for Nexton residents and those who will commute along the new Nexton Parkway.”

The five-mile parkway, about half constructed, will eventually tie in with the new interchange and U.S. Highway 176 in the opposite direction.

The Nexton community, with 8,000 homes eventually, is at Interstate 26 and U.S. Highway 17-A. It recently sold its 100th home.

Harris Teeter is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.

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