1936 W.T. Harris borrows $1,500 to open a grocery store in Charlotte. 1939 Willis L. Teeter and his brother, Paul, borrow $1,700 to open their first store in Mooresville, N.C. 1949 Harris, a pioneer in the development of the modern supermarket, relocates his original store to a new site three blocks away. The new store is the first in the area to offer air conditioning and late hours — until 9 p.m. on Fridays. That site, at 1704 Central Ave., is still open today. 1958 Harris and ...

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