| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:46 AM
"I think it's awful," declared retired Baltimore Sun reporter Eric Siegel, 62, coming out of the soon-to-close Giant Food store in Hampden's Rotunda mall, a half-block from his house. "I think it's going to be really hard for the neighborhood."
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:49 AM
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.
áThe bad news is that the supermarket site at...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
When Chris Ilardo joined Mamma's Cucina as part owner and manager last fall, he never imagined that Giant would replace Fresh & Green's as anchor of the sleepy Greenspring Tower Shopping Center.
Now, Ilardo and partner Joe Ptak are sitting pretty as...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Rotunda owner Hekemian & Co. has made its renewed redevelopment plans for the mall official in a letter to community and business leaders, including that it wants to replace the departing Giant Food store with a boutique grocer.
But as one north...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Towson resident Denise Clark recently had a crash course in how to close one 32,000-square-foot supermarket, then open another.
Clark, former manager of the Superfresh supermarket in the Parkville Shopping Center, at Harford Road and Taylor Avenue, now...
| Aug 3, 2011
The grand opening for a new ShopRite store in Timonium was celebrated Sunday, July 31, but the store opened for business a few days earlier — on July 28 — and the proverbial cat was out of the bag.
A few hours after the store opened, at 37 W....
| Aug 1, 2011
| 12:05 PM
The feeling has become familiar, walking down aisles marked with signs: "Up to 40 percent off." "Store Closing. Everything Must Go."
Consider some of the recent closures in the Baltimore area: Circuit City. CompUSA. Linens 'n Things. A.C. Moore Arts &...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 2:10 PM
The closing of 25 Superfresh stores in the Baltimore area this summer meant new opportunities for other grocers looking to move to the region.
One of those was the ShopRite chain, which opened stores last month in old Superfresh buildings in Timonium and...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:09 AM
The holidays and the season of giving are still a few months off, but one local bookstore has stepped up its efforts to help a food bank through one of its toughest seasons of need.
Ukazoo Books, in Towson, is holding its second annual canned food...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:56 AM
A new grocery store is expected to open next month at the site of the former Superfresh in Elkridge. The space has been empty since July 6.
The store — Green Valley Marketplace — should be ready by mid-November, according to Benjy Green,...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The highly anticipated Wegmans grocery store in Columbia is on track to open on June 17, 2012, according to company spokeswoman Jo Natale.
"That assumes everything goes smoothly, but we are heading into the winter months," Natale said. "It's been going...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Giant Food's newest Baltimore-area store offers a glimpse of the future for the region's dominant grocer, when shoppers increasingly rely on technology, demand more organic foods and expect a wide selection of prepared meals.
Giant, which has been...