Update: “The first 500 shoppers through the register tomorrow receive a $10 gift card.” Doors open 10am.
From a press release:
“Grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony and six-week long celebration at the Giant at O Street Market in Washington, D.C., Thursday, November 21st at 6:00pm. [The store opens to the public tomorrow November 22]
Giant will make a donation of $2,500 to Bread for the City, a local organization making a big difference in the community during Thursday’s Grand Reopening Celebration.
The Historic O Street Market, built in 1881 and once a bustling meeting place for politicos, city vendors, and Washingtonians, is marking its vibrant return to the Shaw neighborhood. The cornerstone of this development is the new, 72,000-square foot Giant Food—one of the largest grocery stores in the District. The new Giant at O street market combines the charm of a 19thcentury marketplace with 21st century efficiency and innovation.
Over the next four weekends, Giant at O Street Market customers will enjoy raffles, tastings, prizes, and more.
Giant is dedicated to improving and growing its stores in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Throughout its 77 year history, Giant has remained committed to providing the highest level of quality, value, and service to its customers. Giant opened its first store in 1936, in the District of Columbia.
The Giant at O Street Market includes a café with Wi-Fi and a seating area above the historic market-style produce aisles. Shoppers will enjoy an extensive beer and wine section, offering high-end, selections that can be taken home, enjoyed in the café or while perusing the aisles for the week’s dinners. More than 1,400 selections of wine from around the globe will be available in the updated beverage section. Other great features include a large natural and organic section, an expanded deli featuring sandwiches made to order and a hot pizza bar, and a fresh sushi bar. The store will also have convenient and neighborhood-friendly below-grade parking.
More than a quarter of the new store, including the produce section, resides under the historic O Street Market structure. Original brick masonry was used in the design of the exterior wall, along with reconstructed steel trusses and the original roof design, recreated from archival photos. A clear skylight above the original market area overlooks the current produce section, similar to the natural light of the original structure.
Listed on both the National Register of Historic Place and the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites, the O Street Market remains one of only two 19th century public markets still standing in the District.”
I was able to get an updated sneak preview yesterday, have a look:
“Whole Foods Market, in partnership with Insight Property Group and The Lionstone Group, has signed a lease for a new store location at 600 H Street NE in Washington, D.C. This is the second lease signed in two weeks, most recently 800 New Jersey Avenue SE, furthering Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the District.
The H Street store will be approximately 38,000 square feet with a target opening date of late 2016. There are currently four stores in Washington, D.C. and one in development in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.
To be located on 14th Street just north of T Street
I was wondering if you know what the status of the Trader Joe’s that is supposed to come to the Louis at 14 complex? Previous reporting said the end of the year but I walk by that place often and it doesn’t look close to complete. With winter approaching I wonder if it will be pushed back to next year.”
Great news from the folks at Louis at 14th – they tell me that Trader Joe’s has begun their build out of the space. If all goes well they will most likely open up in February. Trader Joe’s will be located in the space right next to Taylor Gourmet (in photo above) and will incorporate the old El Paraiso restaurant facade into their store. I’m also told they will use some of the old bricks for an exposed brick wall in the northern part of the store. February can’t come soon enough!
“We apologize for the long waits that some of you have experienced, especially over the weekend and continuing through today. We are experiencing intermittent technical issues, causing periodic delays at the check-out. We are working diligently to correct the problem and hope to have it resolved as quickly as possible. We appreciate being a part of your community and regret any inconvenience this has caused. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this matter.
I remember you covered the crazy lines at Giant in Columbia Heights at one point and they promised to keep all lines open at the busy times. But I’m here now, and it’s packed, not all lines are open, and most don’t have baggers.”
“Whole Foods Market, in partnership with the WC Smith real estate firm, has signed a lease for a new store location in Southeast Washington, D.C. The 36,000 square foot store will be located near Navy Yard and Nationals Park at 800 New Jersey Avenue SE. Whole Foods Market will anchor the retail portion of its $443 million development in the District’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.
The target opening date is early 2017. There are currently four Whole Foods Markets in Washington D.C.
“Washingtonians asked and we listened,” said Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic regional president. “People who live and work in Southeast have been requesting a Whole Foods Market for some time. We are thrilled about finding the right fit given the combination of factors that go into deciding on a new location.” (more…)
“Store owners and husband and wife team, Niko & Oana have brought their Mediterranean experience and passion of living in Tuscany and Greece back to Washington, DC and into their store.
By partnering with respected independent, and organic producers that they personally met, visited and dealt with while living abroad, they can now offer unique artisan products to their customers in Dupont Circle and beyond.
Oana is also a certified nutritional consultant and can help customers by offering advice based on their personal needs and goals.
The store’s collection is unsurpassed in quality and value, some of which are:
High quality olive oil & olives
Chocolates & sweets
Coffees & teas
Jams & fruit preserves
Skin care and cosmetic products