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Harris Teeter Must Be Sanitized Before Reopening

Grocery store remains closed after sewage backup issue flooded the store.

The Harris Teeter on S. Glebe Road that following a flood will remain shut down until the grocery store is properly sanitized and the store is "reset."

The store will reopen only after a quality assurance team determines the cleanup of the store meets the requirements of the company, the health department and other organizations, according to an email sent to customers.

It has not been determined exactly when the Harris Teeter will reopen.

The work being performed includes sanitation, potential replacement of equipment and stocking the shelves with all new products.

The flooding occurred after a suction line at the Potomac Yard lift station was clogged with rags and debris, according to Arlington County’s Environmental Services Department. The circumstances that created the flood were beyond the store's control, according to an automated phone message and email from Harris Teeter.

Employees of the Potomac Yard store have been sent to work at other Harris Teeter stores in the area.

Potomac Yard pharmacy manager Barbara Bohacova and staff pharmacist Meghan Anderson are working out of the Village of Shirlington Harris Teeter (4250 Campbell Ave., Arlington) while the S. Glebe Road store remains closed. They can be contacted by calling 703-412-9144.

Elsie Kim June 21, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I really, really need my HT open again. I miss it so!
Frank August 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Any update on when or IF this location is reopening?
McBrinn August 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM
The store was flooded with feces and urine. FLOODED with FECES and URINE! Who would even consider ever shopping there again?
Marco August 30, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Do you use public restrooms? They are flooded with feces & urine ALL the time! Poop and pee can be sanitized. Do you drink public water? You don't even wanna know what's in there!! But, I'm sure your sh*t don't stink, right?!
Drew Hansen September 17, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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