Harmons to Create new Harmons Emigration Market in Eastside SLC -- Carrying on the Traditions of the Locally-owned Neighborhood Grocer
SALT LAKE CITY, July 15, 2010 – Harmons Grocery Stores has purchased property at 1706 E. 1300 South in Salt Lake City for the purpose of opening a new Harmons Grocery Store in the east Salt Lake City neighborhood. The store is at the site of the former Emigration Market, a locally-owned grocery store that closed April 3 of this year, after continuous operation since the 1940’s.
The new 10,000 square-foot Harmons Emigration Market will have a smaller footprint in comparison to the chain’s average 50,000 square-foot stores, but will feature Harmons’ signature fresh offerings such as artisan breads, organic and traditional produce, a custom meat counter, domestic and imported cheese and fresh delicatessen fare. The store will also carry a variety of traditional grocery items including dairy, frozen foods, cereals and canned goods.
“We’re very pleased to have this opportunity to serve as the neighborhood grocer for this great walkable community,” said Bob Harmon, Harmons’ vice president and grandson of Jake and Irene Harmon who founded Harmons Grocery Stores in 1932. “We’ll carry on the tradition of maintaining a locally-owned and operated grocery store on that site, which is part of Emigration Market’s rich history and ours as well.
“Harmons shares a culture that values customers, associates and the neighborhood, and the common goal to provide a quality shopping experience,” added Harmon. “We think Harmons is the perfect fit to continue Emigration Market’s tradition as a true neighborhood grocery store.”
Harmons, your neighborhood grocery is one of the few remaining locally-owned and operated grocery chains in Utah with 13 stores in Utah. Harmons is known for its “not normal” grocery industry approach, which provides true value to its customers through fresh, local foods prepared by in-store chefs, artisans and experts; Utah’s Own products; and an aggressive sustainability program. Harmons was a recipient of the 2009 Titan Award for its support of local charities throughout the year including local PTAs, Special Olympics Utah, the National MS Society, the Utah Food Bank and others. Harmons also received a 2009 Green Business Award from Utah Business Magazine. For more information contact the nearest Harmons Grocery Store director or visit www.harmonsgrocery.com.