For years the buzz has been that Crozet was
about to get a grocery store, first a Food
Lion and more recently a Harris Teeter.
Yesterday Great Eastern Management Company
confirmed that it’s breaking ground
September 21 for a Harris Teeter on U.S. 250
west beside Blue Ridge Builders Supply and
across from the Clover Lawn Shopping Center.
The store is expected to open in late
2008 or early 2009, and it will be joined by
11,000 square feet of retail space suitable
for small shops in the new Blue Ridge
Shopping Center beside the Builders Supply.
The parcel has room for a restaurant or bank
Great Eastern has owned the property
since at least 1990, estimates Andrew
Boninti with CB Richard Ellis, the brokerage
firm that negotiated the lease. Principals
Chuck Rotgin and Don Wagner, who developed
Seminole Square and Pantops shopping
centers, are no strangers to lengthy
development projects that can take decades,
North Pointe on U.S. 29 north past the
When the company first considered adding
a grocery store to Crozet all those years
ago, it was going to be a Food Lion, says
Boninti. But as Crozet’s demographics have
changed with more upscale developments like
Old Trail, Grayrock, and Waylands Grant, the
company opted for a Harris Teeter instead.