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WBJ says Giant Grocery Store Signs Deal at 3rd and H streets NE

by Prince Of Petworth November 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm 10 Comments

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WBJ’s Michael Neibauer shares the good word:

“The Giant, at 41,200 square feet, will consume most of the space set aside for retail on the site. There will also be a 1,500 retail bay on the east end. Silver Spring-based Torti Gallas and Partners Inc. is the architect.

Construction is expected to start in the spring. Giant will be open in the first quarter of 2013.”

This is the lot where which recently hosted an art exhibit.

  • Ragged Dog

    That’s extremely disappointing considering the alternate options thrown about. I suppose any grocery store is better than Murray’s or whatever is across the street, but another Giant is a bit of a let down.

    • so close.

      by other options thrown about, do you mean the place neighbors dreamed of having, places the developer said would come, or something that may have actually happened?

  • NE DC

    I’m looking forward to it. The building is going to look great, and it’s not like Giant only knows how to do stores like Brentwood. There are other new, renovated and proposed stores of theirs which are really nice (Friendship Heights, Van Ness, and Cleveland Park, respectively).

    Plus add in several hundred new residents, and another retail space at 4th and H, and this will be a very positive addition to the neighborhood. Some of the other names mentioned, like Yes and TJs, would barely fit 1/3 the size of this Giant, and there certainly could be room for one of them in the middle blocks of H. Harris Teeter, of course, will be opening soon a few blocks away.

    As for Whole Foods, it was probably never more than a remote possibility. Hard to believe they still don’t have anything East of 14th Street…

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  • grumpy

    If i lived around there I’d probably be crying with joy right now – one of my hesitations about living in that neighborhood was the lack of a big grocery store. Altho with Harris Teeter coming to NOMA, seems like overkill-, no?

    • JD32

      Crying with joy? Really? Over a Giant?
      Setting the bar pretty low, aren’t we?

      • Anonymous

        Sad but true– one fewer neighborhood lacking a decent grocery store is cause for excitement in DC.

      • Anonymous

        You’ve clearly never been to Murray’s.


        • boo

          +1. the grocery store that doesn’t actually sell food.

      • Anonymous

        it’s actually heartening to hear a person say that. welcome to dc. you must be relatively new here. we’ve only begun irrigating our deserts recently.
        your sentiment is one that someday we all hope to have.


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