The new Harmons grocery opened in downtown Salt Lake City Wednesday to a mix of the curious and those who were taking advantage of the convenience of having a big store nearby.
Although no big lines formed for the 9 a.m. opening, a steady flow of shoppers made their way through in the first hour, including construction workers taking a break from the City Creek development.By noon, the number of shoppers spiked, with an estimated 2,400 people stopping in to eat lunch, creating standing-room only space for a period of hours at the delicatessen and adjacent areas.
The store at 100 S. 135 East is built on two levels. A 50,000-square-foot ground space features a large produce department and meat counter with fresh fish. On the 18,000-square-foot mezzanine there is a deli with a seating capacity for about 300 customers.