Giant Foods Now Open at City Market at O
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 – which opened its doors on Thursday, November 21st with a grand opening celebration.
In attendance at the grand opening was Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, ANC Commissioner Alexander Padro, Roadside Development Managing Partner Richard Lake, Giant Food District Director Tim Baker, Giant Food Store Manager George Ross, Giant Food customers and associates, and other members of the community.
The newest store in Giant’s fleet is built on the existing infrastructure of the historic O Street Market, which is designated by both the National Register of Historic Places and the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites. Over a quarter of the store has been constructed under the O Street Market structure with original brick masonry being used for the exterior wall and a clear skylight above the produce section providing similar levels of natural lighting to the original structure. Additional features include a café with WiFi, an extensive beer and wine selection, a large natural and organic section, an expanded deli with a sandwich, hot pizza, and fresh sushi bar, and below-grade parking.
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