Harris Teeter sets Nov. 20 opening in Clarksburg Village -- Gazette.Net


The Harris Teeter grocery chain will interview 150 pre-screened job applicants on Thursday for its new store due to open in the Clarksburg Village shopping center on Nov. 20.

“Our management team has been hired for this location, and approximately 130 associates will work at our Clarksburg location once all hiring is complete,” said Catherine Becker, Harris Teeter’s communication manager, in an email on Tuesday.

“This will be a combination of full-time and part-time associates,” said Becker, adding that Harris Teeter’s recruiting department has partnered with Snagajob.com to coordinate staffing events.

Applicants can continue to apply online at Snagajob.com or at harristeeter.com to work at the Clarksburg store and at a new Harris Teeter store due to open in Crown Farm in Gaithersburg in January 2014.

The new grocery store is the first to open in the fast-growing Clarksburg area, where the influx of young families is outrunning the supply of local services, at least until now.

An unnamed supermarket is also planned for the still-to-be-built Clarksburg Town Center further north, which is also expected to include a county library branch, but the opening could be years away.

A Hair Cuttery shop, which opened Monday, is the first business to open in the Clarksburg Village shopping center still under construction at the corner of Little Seneca Parkway and Snowden Farm Parkway.

“We’re so excited to be here,” said manager Kristen Holcomb, who has hired five employees and is looking for four more hair cutters.

The full-service shop is offering discounts through Nov. 3 to entice customers, she said.

“Businesses will open once they finish their build-outs,” said Kate Kubit, vice president of Elm Street Development, the village’s developer, in an email Tuesday.

“We have some business opening this month, more opening in November, and a few opening in December,” she wrote.

When it opens next month, the Clarksburg Harris Teeter store will feature a Starbucks, drive-through pharmacy and an Express Lane online shopping service, which will allow customers to order online and pick up their groceries without having to get out of the car, said Becker in an email.

About a dozen tenants have committed to moving in, including Adventist HealthCare, which will offer primary care, OB/GYN pediatric, and outpatient rehabilitation services.

The services are intended “to meet the growing medical needs of the Clarksburg area and upper Montgomery County,” wrote Susan Griffiths, public relations and marketing coordinator for Adventist HealthCare, in an email Tuesday.

“Those with emergency medical issues will still be served by the Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown,” she wrote.

Food outlets in the new center will include a GrillMarX restaurant and Subway, Dunkin Donuts, and Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt shops.

Also expected to move in is Spider Smart, a student tutoring company, and Kicks Karate, as well as a Wells Fargo bank branch and a liquor store. Other tenants include Passion Nails and Clarksburg Village Cleaners.

Several shop spaces and pad sites for a gas station and a bank branch are still available for lease, Kubit wrote.

Founded in 1960, Harris Teeter is based in Matthews, N.C. It operates more than 200 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia and is traded under Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. on the New York Stock Exchange.

For a map of the Clarksburg Village shopping center, visit http://clarksburgvillagecenter.com.