Retail

Local Harris Teeters Cutting Back on Hours

The move appears to affect all the stores in Ashburn.

New Store hours for Harris Teeter

Where, oh, where will parents go when they need Saltines and 7-Up at 1 am for a wee one’s upset stomach?

We ask because Harris Teeter is pulling back on the number of 24-hour stores it has in the area. A sign up at the Broadlands location in Southern Walk Plaza says it has new store hours starting on August 21. It will be open 5 am to midnight each day.

The Burn checked with several other area locations. The stores at Ashbrook Commons, Lansdowne, Brambleton and Stone Ridge are also dropping 24 hours on August 21. An employee at the Goose Creek store said their hours changed a few months ago.

We haven’t checked with every single store in eastern Loudoun, but the signs in the impacted stores are telling shoppers that the nearest 24-hour Harris Teeter will now be the Reston location at the Spectrum Center.

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18 Comments
  1. Anonymous 3 years ago
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    Walmart is open 24 hours!

  2. Michael Hackmer 3 years ago
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    I saw the signs tonight at the Ashbrook Commons store. I wondered if it has to do with the increased competition? There will be a Lidl grocery store opening a stone’s throw away (does anyone know the target open date?). And a ton of supermarkets in the area including two Wegman’s within about the same driving distance. While my HT shopping has declined significantly because my wife and daughter (now 2) eat more fruit and prefer the quality and selection at Wegmans, I did always like that I could pop over there or walk over late at night if I needed something.

    • Julie Conti 3 years ago
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      I love Wegman’s. Everything about it; Produce, deli, meats, selection, customer service, etc. Can’t beat it.

  3. Anonymous 3 years ago
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    What about Purcellville?

  4. Harris Teeter staff in Brambleton is mediocre. The most expensive grocery store ought to have the best staff. I go for convenience, but when I much prefer Wegmans.

  5. Anon 3 years ago
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    The only time I ever shopping at HT was late at night when they were the only one open. It always seemed to me that it was just a night stock person who came up to the register when someone was ready to pay – not a lot of added overhead. Guess it was more trouble than it was worth?

  6. Phyllis Alexander 3 years ago
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    Harris Teeter Your prices are too High!

    • Helen Hines 3 years ago
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      Not if you actually look into the vic specials. HT is the only store I know of that offers buy 2 get 3 offers (especially on shredded cheese and ice cream and coke/pepsi 12pk) and they have a ton of bogo offers. When items are at full price then yes, they are expensive. There are also occasional double/triple coupon weeks and Thursday is seniors discount (think it’s still that day at 10-15% off).

  7. Well, when you build two stores within walking distance of each other near Loudon One you’re bound to cut back.

  8. Kwellbe 3 years ago
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    SHOCKER! I give HT another 2 years before it closes unless something drastic happens. Consistently baffled, dazed and confused by the economic development and land use planning in LoCo. It’s as if the departments don’t share data with each other.

  9. Anonymous 3 years ago
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    This is happening in Fairfax county too. The Falls Church HT is shifting to the same hours.

  10. D.A. Trappert 3 years ago
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    Their prices are definitely too high, but the stores are nice. I always buy certain things from them–but only on sale, such as Angus Beef. I haven’t paid a post-Midnight visit recently. It will be interesting to see what happens with Lidl next door–but the Lidl store in Manassas is not very appealing. I walked through the whole thing and didn’t feel compelled to buy anything. Yes, it’s cheap, but most of looks like it should be cheap. And they have the most random stuff for sale in the aisles, like tennis shoes. About the only thing I can say is it is much more cheerful than Aldi, which is really really depressing to visit. Neither has the vibe of Trader Joes, which manages to stand out in some good ways. Although, come to think of it, after visiting the new Ashburn location about four times in the first two days it was open, I’ve probably only been back two or three times since.

  11. Josh 3 years ago
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    This is too bad! I work nights at Verizon’s Ashburn campus, and having a HT open for healthier late-night options has been awesome. But if they’re not open nights any more, Wegmans it is…

  12. Josh 3 years ago
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    Too bad! I work overnight at Verizon’s campus in Ashburn, and having healthier options available 24/7 was really cool. If they’re not open at those unique times, I’m heading back to Wegmans for my groceries.

  13. Paul 3 years ago
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    Is this even a loss? Besides the fact that their prices are incredibly high, there are like 6 other grocery stores within a 5 mile radius that are open.

  14. Bob 3 years ago
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    This really sucks, they are totally out of touch with their customers. We all go after work late at night, looks like they lost our business.

  15. john 3 years ago
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    I tend to agree with a lot of the other comments. Their 24 hours schedule is the main reason I considered going there. Their sales can be good, but their non-sale prices didn’t seem competitive.

    Now that Wegman’s salad bar is up to $10/pound, HT might be worth another look, but Giant is OK too.

  16. john 3 years ago
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    I tend to agree with a lot of the other comments. Their 24 hours schedule is the main reason I considered going there. Their sales can be good, but their non-sale prices didn’t seem competitive.

    Now that Wegman’s salad bar is up to $10/pound, HT might be worth another look, but Giant is OK too.

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