By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun
9:16 PM EDT, September 24, 2012
Giant Food has put its former dry goods warehouse in Jessup on the market, the real estate firm handling the listing said Monday.
The now-vacant, 760,000-square-foot complex on 60 acres in the Maryland Wholesale Food Center on Assateague Drive supplied Giant grocery stores before the operation closed in June.
The dry goods facility is owned by Giant, but the regional grocer outsourced its operation in 2011 to Jessup Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers. Earlier this year, C&S announced plans to shift the distribution work to a more technologically advanced warehouse in Pennsylvania.
Giant, which has not listed a price, hopes to sell the warehouse but would consider leasing it to third-party tenants, said Michael Elardo, managing senior director of Cushman & Wakefield, the listing agent.
Elardo said the building is the single largest warehouse available in the state and comes with parking for more than 340 trailers and nearly 500 cars. It includes a large main building with loading on three sides, a vehicle maintenance building and a guard shack.
"There's been significant interest among tenants," Elardo said. "It's a very, very unique facility. And it's in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington corridor."
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