After Harris Teeter opened and with a BIG Giant Food scheduled for Potomac Yard, I can’t say I’m surprised. Also, the land has been for sale for a while and we’ve been told the deal to sell the land is CLOSE to being finalized. As soon as we know more, I’ll post it. The good news in this is the employees at this store have been offered jobs at other Giant Food stores.
After 64 years, Giant Food is closing its grocery store on First Street in Old Town Alexandria.
The decision to close the 18,000-square-foot location was based largely on the store’s age and space limitations, said Jamie Miller, a spokesman for Giant. The company’s newer stores tend to be between 50,000 and 60,000 square feet.
“It would have been really impractical for us to remodel or even expand that location,” Miller said, adding that the Landover-based company did not foresee closing any other stores in the Washington area.
There are eight other Giant stores within a six-mile radius of the Old Town location, Miller said. A ninth, at Potomac Yards in Alexandria, is scheduled to open this fall.
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