Harmons Grocery will open a new 70,000-s.f. custom-designed urban grocery store in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, today, Feb. 15, with plenty of fan fare and festivities.
Special care has gone into making Harmons’ 16th store an inviting hub for the city where people working and shopping downtown can find the best tasting and freshest foods available, and get in and out quickly.
There are cafes, cooking classes, a wok bar, salad bar and many more other amenities at the new store.
The new store features:
• A modern, upscale décor;
• A more compact, two-story store configuration with custom shelving that accommodates a large variety of fresh foods and groceries;
• More than 20 cash registers placed at strategic points in the store to move customers through quickly;
• Free two-hour validated multi-level parking and drive-and-load services;
• A mezzanine that seats 225 people;
• A large section of freshly-made foods that are packaged to “grab and go”;
• A 57-item delicatessen that includes Harmons’ new Panini sandwiches;
• Made-from-scratch artisan breads and pastries on site;
• Freshly baked and take-and-bake pizza;
• A fresh sushi bar;
• A large salad bar (the only one in the City Creek area);
• A wok bar with hot Asian-inspired delicacies available for lunch and dinner;
• A coffee bar serving freshly roasted Café Ibis coffee, made-from-scratch pastries and gelato;
• A conference room available to reserve for parties, meetings or gatherings;
• A U.S. Post Office;
• A large produce department that includes freshly cut and packaged fruits and vegetables for people on the go;
• A custom-meat counter with freshly ground sausages and bratwursts, a full variety of meats and Harmons’ exclusive dry-aged beef;
• A seafood counter with fresh fish flown in daily when in season;
• A full-service pharmacy and a full-time dietitian;
• A full-service floral department;
• A no-plastic grocery bag policy. City Creek Harmons will sell reusable grocery bags and continue to provide paper bags produced through a closed-loop paper recycling program in which Harmons participates; and,
• Store hours from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.
“The whole creation of this store has been thrilling and exhausting,” said Bob Harmon, VP and co-owner. “We love the City Creek development and are humbled to be a part of it. We’ve done our best to be innovative and meet the challenges of this special space, so that the store is really an asset to the area. We’re very proud of what our associates and the construction, décor and lighting team have done to bring this dream to life.”
Harmons is one of the few remaining locally owned and operated grocery chains in Utah.
In the photo at top: The new Harmons Grocery in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, opens today, Feb. 15, and is 70,000 s.f. (Photo courtesy of ksl.com)