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Old 10-31-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Hi, I shopped at a very nice Giant in Crofton, MD when visiting my B-I-L, but found one here in Arlington, and it was really small and not so nice. Anyone know of one in this area that is on the larger side and nice? Thanks!

Rhonda
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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The one on Route 7 near Bailey's X-roads is really nice and big.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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The one is Sterling (Cascades Marketplace) has been recently remodeled and is very nice.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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There's one on route 7 in Falls Church that's very large - just off the Falls Church exit on 66 - going toward Falls Church. There's one in McLean on Chain Bridge road as well.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I think that the largest Giant in that area is going to be the new one at Loehman's Plaza on Route 50. Giant left the stores at Seven Corners and Yorktown to build that one, which is about the same size as the Hunter Mill Giant in Oakton. The Giant on S Glebe has been under reconstruction, and I am not sure if it's finished, but I don't know if it is larger than Loehman's.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I think that the largest Giant in that area is going to be the new one at Loehman's Plaza on Route 50. Giant left the stores at Seven Corners and Yorktown to build that one, which is about the same size as the Hunter Mill Giant in Oakton. The Giant on S Glebe has been under reconstruction, and I am not sure if it's finished, but I don't know if it is larger than Loehman's.
The giant on S. Glebe is significantly smaller than the one on Rt 7 or the one in Kingstowne. Unless their renovation involved taking over store space next door, it's probably nicer, but not larger.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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The one on Rt 7 is large, but it's frequently crowded and the parking lot is horrendous (regarding both potholes and drivers who probably should start putting the phone down and looking where they're going -- they "drive" their grocery carts inside the store the same way).

The Giant at Kingstowne is nicer and larger. It's like the difference you noticed the first time you stepped into a Target and compared it to WalMart. There's also a Giant in the Fair Lakes shopping area that's better than some of the others. I usually go to Giant on Columbia Pike in Annandale, but it's small, just like the one on Beauregard in Alexandria (that one is tiny, dark and just plain ick) and the one on Duke Street closer to Old Town Alexandria. They really are hit-or-miss, mostly miss. They built a lot of smaller ones years ago in places that don't have room for expansion.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Grocery stores in general are smaller in Arlington. The Harris Teeter in Shirlington often doesn't have what I need. Not to mention I've given up on ever shopping there right after work took forever to find a space in that crowded garage. Never been to an Arlington Safeway but the one on Wilson looks like its seen better days. But yeah the one on 7 is an exception. I think its the largest Giant in the DC area.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Terrence--you're absolutely right about the Shirlington one! But I think of that as a convenience store. In Chicago, there are a lot of little groceries tucked into the lobbies of very large apartment/condo buildings (there was one in the condo building next to the old Sun-Times building, where I used to work--that building also had a McDonald's!). Because during winter time (OK, half the year!), those little groceries do a heck of a lot of business! As I'm sure Shirlington does. I also never go there on weekends even just to use the adjoining library; I've had to park illegally just to return books using the outside bins.

The Harris Teeter at the Lee Harrison shopping center, tho, is nice to shop at--again, if you can find a parking space.
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