Under the terms of the agreement with Giant, Roadside Development was required to give Giant officials a 60-day notice to vacate, which it planned to do once the funding was secure and in place. While Roadside officials offered a "no comment" on the notice, Giant Store Manager Patrick Aryee tells DCMud that Giant corporate officials informed him yesterday that the store would close September 8th. Once Giant closes, Roadside has 2 years to complete the project to let Giant back in the space. Roadside Principal Armand Spikell told DCMud this spring that Roadside would likely issue the 60 day notice by July.
The closure is therefore sure to be followed quickly by frenetic construction and add vigor to revitalization in Shaw that has already gained steam with such projects as the Marriott Marquis, Progression Place, and a new pair of Marriotts. The new Giant Foods will be one of the larger nearby supermarkets at 55,000 s.f., with 13,000 s.f. underground, burying such items as the loading dock which now mars 9th street.
The buildings are being designed by Shalom Baranes Architects and built by Clark Construction.
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