Coming to University Place next spring is Harbor Greens, an outpost of a combination grocery and wine and spirits store that has operated in Gig Harbor since 2007. Owners Scott Teodoro and Chad Roy intend to keep their Gig Harbor store, this is not a move for the business.
The University Place store at 27th and Bridgeport will duplicate the footprint and inventory of the 11,000 square foot Gig Harbor store.
Teodoro said by phone today he and Roy expect a March 2013 opening. They’re gutting the space down to the studs. The University Place store will be sandwiched between AutoZone and Walgreens in the empty space that formerly housed a teriyaki restaurant damaged in a fire.
The grocery store is known for carrying high-end produce and meat, gourmet chocolate and carefully sourced wine and spirits. There’s a deli with ready-to-eat items and Teodoro said the University Place store will have the same style of deli, but with the addition of about 24 seats. If you need a comparison for the concept of Harbor Greens – think of it as a Tacoma Boys crossed with a Trader Joe’s (which is about a mile away on Bridgeport).
Teodoro said the project is in the preliminary stages now, but shoppers can expect more information after January. Check the store’s website then for updates.
University Place: Coming next spring to 27th and Bridgeport
Gig Harbor: 5225 Olympic Drive, 253-851-7911