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West Patrick Street Giant Food Supermarket to Close released the following news article on April 21, 201100000000000

Giant Food of Landover, one of the region’s top grocers, announced last week it will close its store in the Westridge Square Center on West Patrick Street in Frederick on May 12.

The roughly 55,000-square-foot store opened in 1986, said company spokesman Jamie Miller. The decision to close the store was a “business decision — the store had been underperforming for quite some time,” he said.

Giant, owned by Royal Ahold of the Netherlands, has 82 full- and part-time employees at the store; they will be given the opportunity to transfer to other Giant locations, company officials said in a statement.

Giant has another Frederick location, 1700 Kingfisher Drive, which is undergoing a renovation that is running in the “millions” of dollars, Miller said, declining to disclose specific figures.

Among the new amenities at the Kingfisher Drive location will be new shelves and lights, plus a new section for natural and organic foods, Miller said.

Giant, which had 179 stores at the end of 2010, also plans to close a standalone pharmacy in Washington, D.C., next month and the company constantly reviews its stores’ performance, Miller said.

“But we have no current announcements about the closing of any other stores,” he said.

Other supermarkets such as Giant Eagle and Aldi are nearby on West Patrick Street… MORE

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