Here’s a quick look at what the construction sites for the new Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter stores on Merrimon Avenue. Both stores should be opening later this year. The two sites are adjacent to one another at the intersection of Merrimon and Chestnut.
There’s on ongoing debate about what else might locate on the Harris Teeter site. Asheville City Council debated the topic on Tuesday. Word on the street is that a Chick-fil-A and a Chipotle want to put restaurants on the site.
Do you have any idea what month Trader Joe’s will open? Is it still looking like it will happen this year?
Jason, we just drove by there yesterday, and believed that we saw a sign indicating there might be construction for a college extension location; I think it said Wilson College (could not read it very well). Can you confirm this? Having another college accessible to downtown would be great. Thanks.
FYI, the pink house in the background of the last picture is for sale, though quite a fixer-upper: