News that the Giant at the Rotunda is moving west to the old Superfresh store is good news. It will be great to have a Giant that’s larger and comparable to the one on York Road north of Gittings Avenue.
The bad news is that the supermarket site at the Rotunda will be vacant. Those who work at the Rotunda and those who shop at the other stores in that once bustling shopping center will miss having a handy grocery in the building. So will the residents of Roland Park Place and the senior high rises on Roland Avenue south of 40th street.
While the Giant will not be far away, it will be down a hill and farther from those seniors than it was before. My hope is that Fresh Market, so popular in the Quarry Lake shopping center and out on Dulaney Valley Road, might come to the Rotunda. It would be a welcomed addition to the neighborhood, particularly with the endless Falls Road construction that currently makes going to Whole Foods in the daytime a nightmare.