UPDATE 2-12-18: This story has been updated to reflect new information about the approved location for a fuel station at Southern Walk in the Broadlands. The site is in the Harris Teeter parking lot along Mooreview Parkway. Which makes more sense because there’s more room there.

For several years now, Harris Teeter supermarkets have been slowly adding “fuel centers” (to use their parlance) at locations in the Southeast. There are fuel stations in South Carolina, North Carolina (where HT is based) and last year, gas pumps starting going up at HT locations in Virginia. Now, the first one is coming to Northern Virginia — and it will be right here in Loudoun.

Word is that the new Harris Teeter fuel center will open mid-March at the intersection of Hwy. 50 and Stone Springs Boulevard in near South Riding and Stone Ridge. That’s across 50 from the Harris Teeter store and across Stone Springs from the Stone Springs medical center. The date we’re hearing for a quiet opening is March 14, but that could change.

In the past, Harris Teeter fuel locations have sold gas at up to 20 cents off a gallon during their grand openings. Shoppers can use their VIC cards to get a small discount every day.

Meanwhile, Ashburn could be next for an HT fuel center.

There has long been talk of an HT fuel station being added to the Harris Teeter in the Broadlands at the Southern Walk center. Plans were approved by the county back in 2016 for 14 gas pumps and a small kiosk to be added to the parking lot along Mooreview Parkway there. It’s been radio silence for more than a year now, but The Burn is hearing that there could be movement on that project in the next few months.

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Besides South Riding and Broadlands, there’s no word on any other possible Harris Teeter fuel centers. Several area Harris Teeters already share shopping centers with separate, unrelated gas stations. Think Ashbrook Commons or Goose Creek Village.