Harbor Greens, a combination grocery and wine and spirits store that has operated in Gig Harbor since 2007, plans to open an outpost in University Place in the spring.
Owners Scott Teodoro and Chad Roy intend to keep their Gig Harbor store – this is not a move for the business.
The University Place store at 27th and Bridgeport will duplicate the footprint and inventory of the 11,000-square-foot Gig Harbor store.
Teodoro said by phone last week that he and Roy expect to open the store in March. It will be sandwiched between AutoZone and Walgreens in an empty space that formerly housed a teriyaki restaurant that was damaged in a fire. They’re gutting the space down to the studs.
The grocery store is known for carrying high-end produce and meat, gourmet chocolate and carefully sourced wine and spirits. There’s a deli with ready-to-eat items, and Teodoro said the University Place store will have the same style of deli, but with the addition of about 24 seats.
If you need a comparison for the concept of Harbor Greens, think of it as a Tacoma Boys crossed with a Trader Joe’s (which has a store about a mile away on Bridgeport).
Teodoro said the project is in the preliminary stages now and that shoppers can expect more information after January. Check the store’s website then for updates: harborgreensmarket.com.Sue Kidd: 253-597-8270 firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/tntdiner @tntdiner