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6The Daily Tar HeelFriday, October 30, 1987
Chapel Hi! welcomes mpscale supermarkets
Dy AUS3A GR1CE
Flowing fountains, fresh flowers,
imported gourmet foods and an
elaborate decor are not typically
found in the traditional neighbor
hood grocery store.
But times are changing.
Harris-Teeter Stores Inc., a subsid
iary of the Ruddick Corporation,
opened its third grocery store in the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro area in early
This particular Harris-Teeter,
located off N.C. Highway 54, is
different from the average grocery
A fountain flows through the
flower department. Neon lighting
adorns the walls. Specialized food
sections a made-from-scratch
bakery, imported items and gourmet
foods offer variety for the
" There are 1 14 Harris-Teeter stores
throughout the Southeast. As many
as 70 of these stores can be found
in North Carolina alone. Chapel
Hill's newest Harris-Teeter is one of
the most up-to-date supermarkets the
company has built.
Wc do have the newest equipment
in the industry,' said Gary Wolfe,
manager of the new Harris-Teeter.
The store targets all types of
customers in the Chapel Hill area.
We try to cater to everyone that
shops with us," Wolfe said.
Bob Goodale, president of the
Charlotte-based grocery chain, said:
"We try to make (the store) appeal
to a broad range of people. We try
to keep in mind we have students,
as well as people that serve the
There is a great market for upscale
grocery stores in Chapel Hill, Good
"Every store we open is really
responded to," he said. "We seem to
have a formula that works."
Goodale said developers encour
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Alton Kearney, co-manager of the new Harris-Teeter on Highway 54, holds a pumpkin prime for Halloween
another upscale grocery chain,
opened its 113th southeastern store
in Chapel Hill in July.
This particular store is not
equipped with neon signs and a
fountain, but it has talking cash
registers, a video center and specialty
Ned Hart, vice president of Big
Star operations in Raleigh, said the
aged Harris-Teeter to build another Chapel Hill Big Star was one of the
store. Developers projected that in most modern stores the company has
five years, the area along N.C. 54 built.
would experience considerable "Big Star conducted a market
growth, Goodale said. survey of the Chapel Hill area and,
The area is a good location, and based on the type of store we're
business has been better than antic- building now, the market was open,"
ipated, Wolfe said. he said.
Harris-Teeter has earned $202 "We feel like we have a store that
million so far this year, an increase would satisfy every group of people,"
of 10.4 percent from October 1986. Hart said. The company is pleased
Big Star Grand Union Company, the Chapel Hill store's results, he said.
Don Vaillancourt, Big Star's vice
president of corporate commumca
tions, said the specialty food sections
have been successful.
'Back in the late 70s, we noticed
Mike Mozingo, spokesman at
Food Lion's headquarters in Salis
bury, said his company had a differ
ent approach to sales.
These specialty areas that other
a trend developing where people were stores have mean raising the cost for
seeking specialty gourmet food, so we the consumer," he said. "We offer
incorporated this idea of specialty good selection without a fancy
food sections into a supermarket, display."
calling it a food market," Vaillancourt Bob Foote, manager of Food Lion
said. He added that these newer types on E. Franklin Street, said: "Def-
of stores had worked very well, about initely, the newer stores have hurt us
30 percent to 50 percent better than some. Everyone wants to go and try
"We felt Chapel Hill would be an
ideal location for our type of food
retailing, as well as cater to the people
who have an excitement for food,"
Foote said there aren't too many
stores in the Chapel Hill area. "There
seems to be enough business for
everybody," he said.
Charles Bailey, co-manager of Sav-
UNC students are welcoming the A-Center on Airport Road, said: "I
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opportunity to shop in the more
modern, upscale stores.
"I like the new stores because
they're different," said Louise Hor
ton, a sophomore from Mount Holly.
"I like shopping at Big Star, but the
neon lighting made Harris Teeter
seem more sophisticated, yet 1 the
prices were not high as would be
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Horton said' although she liked the
location of the Harris-Teeter, she
always shopped at Big Star.
Joy Webster, a freshman from
Stanley, said: "Some people would
go to the new Harris-Teeter more
readily than to an older store. It has
a more modern and appealing
Webster said she found diversity
in the selections of food offered, and
found the new Harris-Teeter clean
think that the new supermarkets are
the supermarkets of the future. No
one will come in and successfully
dominate the market, because the
competition is that tough."
Each store has its own "future
store" concept, Bailey said.
Bobby Leesnitzer, manager of
Fowler's Food Store on W. Franklin
Street, said, "Being located in: the
center of town; you really don't lose "
"We're located very conveniently
for most Chapel Hill residents," he
said. "Also, being independent, we
can be more flexible with the variety
of our products."
Most managers of the various
supermarkets do not think the Chapel
Hill market is glutted, but others
outside the business question if there
are too many stores.
Steve Bullock, vice president of the
Many grocery stores in the Chapel Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of
Hill area don't feel threatened by the Commerce, keeps track of retail trade
modern supermarkets coming in.
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prices good October 29 thru November 1
in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.
"Supermarket chains are dominant
in the market," Bullock said. "This
is true any place in the country. I also
feel with the new entrants we've had
in the past one to two years, that the
market is even more saturated."
It brings out
in all of us."
pkua faaimted house
off thrills aed chills
By MICHAEL JACKSON
Scary. That's what residents of
Mangum Residence Hall hope to
make their four-story "mansion"
The Mangum Haunted House
tradition began in 1980, when the
profits from the project were used
to buy an ice machine for the
dormitory. Now Mangum resi
dents donate the profits to the
N.C. Burn Center.
The fright-filled tours, which
last about 15 minutes, will be given
from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. tonight and
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday night.
Admission is $2 with the purchase
of a ticket, and $3 at the door.
Last year, the event raised about
$2,200, said Barry Lovette, Man
gum vice president. Ticket and T
shirt sales already have generated
about $1,500 this year, and res
idents hope to raise a total of
$3,000, he said.
Tours begin at the dorm's north
door, Lovette said. They proceed
to the third floor, go down the hall,
and into two rooms and the
restroom, he said.
The tour groups will then des
cend the south stairwell to the
basement, go into three other
rooms, and exit at the back of the
dorm, Lovette said.
"The main thing we hope to do
is raise as much money as possible
and make it enjoyable for people,"
he said. "We hope people will
come out and say 'I really enjoyed
Mangum President Greg Zee
man said props for this year's
thrills include fire extinguishers, a
microwave oven, mattresses,
strobe and black lights, newspap
ers, costumes and make-up.
Bruce Wolfe, a Mangum resi
dent and a member of the project's
planning committee, said he has
high expectations for this year's
haunted house. "WeVe got a lot
of new stuff planned," he said. "It's
fun scaring people and people here
are really hyped about it.
"If they thought last year's was
scary, wait until Friday night,"
More tours will be conducted
this year to cut down on the long
lines that have formed in past
years, Lovette said. Residents of
Cobb and Mangum residence halls
and Olde Campus Area Director
Don Collins will serve as guides.
emate bans smoldn:
on short airlime flights
From Associated Press reports
The Senate on Thursday approved
a ban on cigarette smoking on
domestic airline flights of 90 minutes
or less, a compromise that averted
an attempt to kill the measure by
The restrictions, approved by voice
vote, would cover an estimated 70
percent of all U.S. flights, according
to the Federal Aviation Administra
tion, and would last for two years.
The ban is part of an $11.1 billion
transportation appropriations bill for
this year that would also allow states
to raise speed limits to 65 mph on
almost 6,000 miles of rural highways.
The overall legislation was
approved by a vote of 84-10. Before
the measure is sent to the White
House, senators will have to reach
a compromise version with the
House, . where a smoking Jjan for
flights of two hours or less has already
Supporters of the prohibition, led
by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.,
had sought to forbid smoking on
flights of two hours or less, which
would have covered 80 percent of all
But opponents, led by Sen. Jesse
Helms, R-N.C, had threatened to try
to kill the measure with a filibuster,
or extended debate. They argued that
tobacco growers would be hurt by the
restrictions. After hours of closed
door negotiations, the two sides
agreed to the shortened ban.
"It still isn't good from the stand
point of this senator or the tobacco
farmers I represent, but it is a vast
improvement," Helms said.
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C, also
expressed disappointment in the vote.
"I worked with the majority leader
to see if we could get this thrown out,
but they had us outgunned on this
one, and this was the best that could
be done," Sanford said.
The legislation would provide
$2,000 fines for people found tam
pering with smoke detectors in
airliner restrooms. Airline pilots, who
have opposed the smoking restric
tions, have argued that chain smokers
would furtively light up in restrooms
and possibly cause a fire.
People caught smoking on flights
where it is banned would be subject
to fines of up to $1,000.
Supporters of the restrictions have
cited a 1986 recommendation by the
National Academy of Sciences that
smoking be forbidden on all airline
flights, and a report last year from
the Surgeon General concluding that
so-called passive cigarette smoke
could harm the health of non
smokers. Opponents countered that no
studies conclusively found that non
smokers on airliners were endangered
by cigarette smoke, and that any
restrictions be postponed until further
research could be conducted.
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of minority students, faculty and
"I hope itH be a catalyst to make
the University see and understand
what Martin Luther King stands for,"
Hyman said, "and to see the problems
it's having with the hiring of blacks
in all departments and offices."
Student Congress Speaker Rob
Friedman, who authored a congress
resolution in fall 1987 to make King's
birthday a University holiday, said
the state should have made it a
holiday long ago.
"It just shows where this site's
priorities are," Friedman said. "It's
about time that they recognized
Martin Luther King as the great man
that he was. If he had been a white
man, they would have made it a
holiday a long time ago.
"It shows a positive change on the
part of the University. That day
should be a national holiday," he said.
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