The ARB had approved in
September of 2003 a design for Food Lion that the company never built. Harris
Teeter’s design is for a larger building and more elaborated appearance.
ARB chair Candance Smith
worried that the new design appeared taller than what was formerly approved but
member Charles Lebo showed her that the height dimensions are identical.
“This is much better than
what we previously had,” he said. “It’s higher class. It’s got a hip roof and
He proposed that the Board
approve the new design then, but ARB member Paul Wright asked for a colored
drawing to be presented that would confirm the appearance of the materials
listed in the plans, as well as clear up uncertainty over the window appearance.
Harris Teeter architect Rajeev Bahare said
no changes in materials from
those approved for the Food Lion plan—mainly brick and brushed aluminum—were
intended, but he agreed to submit the asked-for illustration.
Harris Teeter’s Vice
President for Store Development Al Lentz told the board that, “We like the
concept here” and said that the company is willing to adjust the building’s
materials to suit local tastes, if necessary. The design includes large windows
facing Rt. 250 that will allow “a panoramic view into the store from the road,”
a feature that Harris Teeter considers “attractive,” he said.
ARB member Duane Snow
complimented the design as well. “It’s a lot better than what we had before,” he
Teeter currently operates 155 stores, plus distribution warehouses and dairy
farms, in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.