Posts Tagged ‘Giant’

Slideshow: A Preview of the CityMarket at O Giant and Residences

At long last, Shaw has a supermarket again. Today at noon, the Giant at the CityMarket at O development opens to the public. (It was supposed to open tomorrow after a ribbon-cutting tonight, but people have already been showing up to the store with bags and carts, so Giant made a snap decision to open [...]

Diving-Board Apartments and Dog-Grooming Stations: A Virtual Tour of CityMarket at O

The two-block development project that promises to transform a section of Shaw is inching toward completion. Roadside Development's CityMarket at O, which replaces the former O Street Market and the run-down Giant supermarket on 9th Street NW, will include a new Giant, a 182-room Cambria Suites hotel, and senior and market-rate housing. And after some [...]

Is the Living Wage Bill’s Union Opt-Out a Distraction?

Earlier this week, Walmart spokesman Steven Restivo sent out one of his regular press email blasts on a familiar topic: what he perceives as the unfair exemption from the controversial living-wage bill for unionized Walmart competitors like the Safeway and Giant supermarket chains. His email begins with an excerpt from a recent Los Angeles Times [...]

Clergy Urge Gray to Sign Living Wage Bill

Walmart has been stepping up its public relations game as it tries to persuade Mayor Vince Gray to veto the controversial living wage bill passed by the D.C. Council last week, supplementing its regular press releases with a petition and an ever-so-slightly leading poll on the issue.
But now, the clergy are striking back. This morning, [...]

It’s a Grocery Invasion!

With a new Giant supermarket opening tomorrow at 300 H St. NE, this is as good a time as any to explore the massive supermarket influx taking place in the central and east-central part of the city. (Call it greater Mid City East if you like, or don't if you don't.) There's the Trader Joe's [...]

With Safeway in the LEED, Giant Starts Composting

Last year, Safeway puffed its chest a little bit over being the only major grocery chain in D.C. to compost its food waste—at one store, the new LEED Gold-certified Social Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue. Now, says a spokesman, all their stores are composting, making them the biggest composter on the East Coast.
Well, in the ongoing [...]

Some Supermarkets Are Getting Sweet Deals

Last week, we took a look at the Supermarket Tax Credit, which was supposed to incentivize grocery stores to locate in underserved areas. Walmart isn't asking for the break, even though three of its planned six stores would qualify. An astute commenter noticed that the District's newest Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom would also qualify, [...]

Walmart Says It Doesn’t Need D.C.’s Supermarket Tax Break. Does Anybody?

Earlier today, there was a fairly typical tiff in the Wilson Building: A councilmember wanted to make a constituent eligible for a tax abatement, and the bean counters pushed back. In this case, it was Tommy Wells who was trying to help out Safeway, which wanted its Southwest branch to be able to claim the [...]

Giant Bows to Popular Will, Opens All Cash Registers

Shoppers at the Columbia Heights Giant were greeted this evening with fantastic news: A flyer promising that all 19 cash registers will be open from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and a rotisserie chicken to anyone who finds one closed (unless it's "broken or offline"). Looks like all the whining about epic lines stretching back into [...]

Cathedral Commons Developers Forget About Jewish Holiday, Move Launch Party

Many neighbors up on Wisconsin Avenue have been excitedly awaiting an event scheduled for Thursday afternoon to celebrate plans–not break ground yet–for a modernized Giant Food store and large residential development known as Cathedral Commons. Just one problem: That's a) Right in the middle of the day, when most neighbors aren't around, and b) On [...]