An Artful Grocery Store
Harris Teeter recently opened a 61,000 square foot, two-story location in Baltimore Maryland on December 7th, 2011. Dreamwalls was very pleased to have been a part of this incredible project, providing a palette of 9 different custom-colored custom-sized tile in 8in x 8in and 8in x 16 in sizes. The Dreamwalls Color Glass Tile was used to differentiate the different prep areas of the store. The large scope and brave color choices made this project one of Dreamwalls’ Best of 2011. These photos are obviously from before the grand opening, but even here you can see the bold use of color and pattern makes this a unique grocery store in many ways.
Located in the urban mixed-use environment of McHenry Row, Harris Teeter’s first Baltimore store reflects the lifestyle and desires of its customers. The company is placing a strong emphasis on fresh foods, items-to-go and perishable items. Architecturally, the store design offers more glass and skylights, bright colorful glass tile, an atrium, and cool stainless steel fixtures.
The company is also applying for LEED® certification for this location. With a commitment to sustainable, energy efficient design, the store also features recycling centers in the lobby and boasts additional energy and environmental design components including freezer cases designed with LED lighting and water-saving devices. Additional green features include electric vehicle charging stations and an integrated refrigeration and HVAC system that utilizes high efficient condensing and high efficient water source heat pump technology. The company already has four other LEED®-certified buildings.
If you’re in the area, definitely go visit! It’s an amazing shopping experience.
The installer of this project was Carpet N’ Things of Laurel, MD with Alex Araghi as the commercial sales contact. They did a truly amazing installation job, taking special care with the tile spacing, and even some extremely well done curved work in some overhang areas.
[ Harris Teeter is headquartered in Matthews, N.C., and is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK), a Fortune 500 company. Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. employing over 24,000 associates and has 207 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia. The Baltimore, MD store is located at McHenry Row • 1801 Whetstone Way • Baltimore, MD 21230]