It looks like Jennifer Thompson was either mistaken or full of crap.
Let’s start it off with the original SouthsideCentral story: Danville’s Harris Teeter not closing.
Well, that was horsecrap, eh?
It’s a shame. The store was pretty much abandoned by the corporate office’s mindset, having been stuck in the 1980′s while the rest of the HT stores continued to remodel and market to a demographic that Danville wasn’t even close to matching. The 30 remaining employees will be “offered a position within the company”, but that means a 40 mile drive to the nearest stores in Greensboro, and I’m betting that less than five take that option. It truly is a shame.
I’ll try and talk to Jennifer Thompson in the next few days and see why she was “mistaken” on her earlier statement.