Charlotte native Tiffany Moore is a customer-service clerk at Harris Teeter at Park Road Shopping Center, where she has worked for 19 years.
“It is a generational store, and so I have seen children grow up, go off to college and grow into adults,” says Moore, who lives nearby with her 17-year-old son, Shon. “I love to walk around my neighborhood and in the fall, see the trees change and smell the change in the air. Family is everything to me, so I really love to see people out with their families doing different things. Everyone that lives in my community shops at Harris Teeter, so I get to see people I have known for a very long time.
Moore describes herself as a relationship person. “I like to go to local places where I can see familiar faces. I like to make connections. I am a firm believer that what you put out is what you get back, and that being personal and speaking kind to others and having good manners goes a long way.”
My favorite place to be is home. I open the windows and let the natural light come through. I open up the blinds, have a cup of coffee and read a magazine or a book. I meditate and find my peace until Shon wakes up. Every Saturday, I make us both breakfast. If he works that morning, I get up an hour early to have that time together.
Getting my feet done and being pampered when I can. Selwyn Nails is in my neighborhood, and it is such a peaceful and calm place for me. The people there know me by my name and always make me feel welcome.
We like to go to Mr. K’s to get hamburgers. These burgers are REALLY good — they taste like they come right off the grill, as if you were at a family cookout. It’s family-owned, and there is always great service.
PLACE TO BUY A BOOK:
If I want to get a good book, I go to Park Road Books. Miss Sally [Brewster] has known me as long as I have worked at Harris Teeter. I love her. When Shon was much younger, his favorite book series was Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. The author was visiting Park Road Books, and I wasn’t able to pick him up from school and get him back there in time to get a signed book. Sally got an autographed copy for Shon because she knew he loved those books. I enjoy my time there because they are good, humble people.
CUP OF COFFEE:
The Circle K on Selwyn Ave. A lot of people think you have to have a fancy cup of coffee, but I don’t. I love going there. It’s always clean, and everyone is friendly. It’s my favorite on-the-go coffee.
Shon and I have been going to the movies together since he was a kid. That’s one of our favorite activities. We like to go on a Saturday or Sunday. Shon gets a popcorn and Slushee — I just go to watch the movie!
I like the atmosphere and love the service at The Original Pancake House. Shon and I go there every year for his birthday. I get the Belgian waffle with fresh strawberries, sausage, eggs and hash browns. Their coffee is on point (but I always bring my own coffee creamer because I love flavored creamer).
One reason I have always lived and worked in my community is because of the schools. I’ve raised Shon on my own, but meeting people at work with kids his age has helped me so much. If I needed information, if I needed to get Shon a ride, or if I had to work late, my community of friends stepped in to help me. When I had surgery, they brought food and cards or simply called with encouraging words. It takes a village to raise a child, and I’m so thankful that my village has been the customers of Harris Teeter. SP
compiled by Whitley Adkins Hamlin
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Photo of Tiffany Moore by Richard Israel.