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Sudley Road Giant Renovated After Centreville Road Location Closes

The Landover, MD-based upgraded and reopened one of its Manassas stores right after closing its Liberia Avenue location.

Less than a month after announced it had renovated and re-opened its Sudley Road location, less than four miles away.

The store, located at 8025 Sudley Rd. in the Westgate Shopping Plaza, held a grand re-opening in November to show off its new features and products.

As part of its renovation, the store moved its floral department to the front of the store, revamped its service desk and added a salad bar, said Jamie Miller, a spokesman for the Landover, MD-based grocer.

The store also increased its international and ethnic food offerings, including a aisle way dedicated to Hispanic foods and products, he said.

There are 30 percent more dairy products and a new gourmet cheese and olive kiosk in the Giant deli.

The store also upgraded its technology; the "Scan It!" hand held device allows customers to select, scan, bag and pay for their choices without ever standing in a checkout line. The hand held device works with two, self checkout areas in the store.

The company also boasts a deli kiosk, that allows customers to automatically place deli orders, shop, then pick up the items at the end of the trip, according to a Giant press release.

The November revamping was in sync with the cross town closing of another Giant.

The Liberia Avenue Giant, the anchor of the Manassas Junction Shopping Center near Manassas Park, closed after 31 years of business.

Giant President Anthony Hucker, wrote in a release that he and other staff decided to close the store after reviewing the store's operation and performance.

Its closing was preceded by the January closing of the city's last Blockbuster Video location.

A Domino's Pizza, a Starbucks and a nail salon remain in the shopping center.

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Shawn December 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Rumor has it that Costco wants the property where the old Giant uses to be. It would be nice if the MP city council and the mayor talk to City Center owners and try to sweeten a deal to move the remaining tenants to the City Center. That way you have established a great foot hold for the new development.
Holly Giehler December 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I've also heard the Costco rumor from a few different people. I just don't see how it could be possible in that location since that plaza's space doesn't seem large enough to accommodate a typical Costco building AND parking. I've been hearing that the current building would be torn down and a larger one built, with the remaining tenants having to relocate (Shawn, love your idea to try to attract them to MP City Center if that is the case). Costco buildings are typically quite large, more than double the size of the current building at Manassas Junction, and that would greatly reduce parking, which would be needed for a Costco. There is an alley behind the current building, a small buffer of trees then other businesses behind that. Unless Costco is also buying them out and planning to use that for the building, I just don't see how it could be possible. Anyone else hear anything different?
Shawn December 10, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Redesigning the lot would not be hard at all. Also instead of a square box like all Costco are now you can go with a long rectangle approach. If someone has the mayor's ear please tell him that this will be the best and only chance to secure tenants for the City Center
Jamie M. Rogers (Editor) December 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
That would be cool if the remaining tenants could come on over. But unless something has changed, Starbucks ain't coming—Manassas Drive doesn't have the traffic numbers. So, unless more cars start coming up and down the street Starbucks doesn't think it's worth it to hang a shingle in City Center. Maybe Caribou Coffee? Or an independent owner? Maybe the owner of Simply Sweet on Main (now called Grounds Central Station) in Manassas would be interested in a second location?
Jamie M. Rogers (Editor) December 10, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Hmmm, seems like there would be room for a rectangular Costco if they built facing Centreville Road.

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