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Harris Teeter Will Reopen, but Date Unknown

S. Glebe Road grocery store has been closed since May 11.

The Harris Teeter on S. Glebe Road will reopen, but a spokesperson with the grocer said there is no confirmed date as to when the store will resume operations.

“When the store reopens, it will have all of the attributes of a new store,” Danna Jones of Harris Teeter wrote in an email to Patch. “Our goal is to continue to work hard to get this store open with an improved shopping experience for all of our customers. In the meanwhile, we apologize for what our customers have had to endure and encourage them to shop other Harris Teeter stores in the area.”

On May 11, the grocery store just north of Alexandria's border in Arlington County located at 3600 S. Glebe Rd. closed .

The flooding occurred after a suction line at the Potomac Yard lift station was clogged with rags and debris, according to Arlington County’s Environmental Services Department. The circumstances that created the flood were beyond the store's control, according to an automated phone message and email from Harris Teeter.

When the location closed, it was announced in an email to customers that the store would reopen only after a quality assurance team determines the cleanup meets the requirements of the company, the health department and other organizations.

On Tuesday, several Del Ray Patch readers wrote on the site’s Facebook page that they had been told the S. Glebe Road location would reopen in 2013.

Mr. Brown January 26, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Here's a theory: HT is covered by insurance for both loss to the inventory as well as loss to business during suspended operations. Until the water company has made changes in their system to ensure this never happens again, HT keeps collecting checks from the insurance company... and the insurance company won't let them open. Free money for HT like the place was open, with no risk. They are in no rush... Don't complain about HT. They didn't flood the place with sewage, the water company did.
McBrinn January 29, 2013 at 03:05 PM
I'm absolutely floored that anybody is eager to purchase food from a place that was, literally, flooded with thousands and thousands of gallons of feces, urine, used female sanitation products, used condoms and all other sorts of nastiness.
Danny January 31, 2013 at 05:30 PM
do you realize how ridiculous you sound when you write that (and you write it repeatedly)?
McBrinn February 02, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Dance little puppet! Dance!
Danny February 04, 2013 at 02:49 PM
um.... touché?

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