Construction has begun on the North Old Town Harris Teeter, a plan that City Council approved in June.
The project will be located at the 700 blocks of N. St. Asaph and N. Pitt streets. The new building, which replaces a crumbling, vacant structure, will be owned by Buchanan Partners. That firm will lease it to Harris Teeter.
Harris Teeter will operate the grocery store and pharmacy, with underground parking and outdoor seating. Multifamily housing will also be constructed, with 175 new rental units and underground parking for tenants.