Harris Teeter announced that it will sell its three remaining stores in the area to Kroger, reported the Nashville Business Journal.
The three Harris Teeter stores that will be sold and converted into Kroger stores are Hillsboro Village, Peartree Village in Brentwood and Westhaven Town Center in Franklin. The Harris Teeter store that will permanently close is located at 6002 Highway 100 in Nashville, in the Harpeth Plaza development.
The four stores are expected to close on or around June 15. Hillsboro Village and Westhaven will be temporarily closed and remodeled into a Kroger store, while Peartree Village will be closed for roughly one year for a major remodel into a Kroger store, according to a Kroger news release.
The closures will leave Harris Teeter with no Nashville-area stores.
In July 2013, Cincinnati-based Kroger bought Harris Teeter for $2.4 billion. The transaction closed in January 2014, and stores have continued to operate under the Harris Teeter brand name as a subsidiary of Kroger.
Harris Teeter currently employs 335 people in the Nashville-area, who are being encouraged to re-apply for jobs with Kroger.
See also Office Max in Peartree Village Closing.