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Giant adds another store with grand opening in Silver Spring

Giant Food celebrated its newest store in Maryland with a grand-opening celebration Aug. 5 at 12028 Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring (Calverton).

The doors officially opened on the 65,000-square-foot market at 6 a.m. that day as the store’s 100 new employees welcomed customers. The new location replaces the Giant store at 11701 Beltsville Drive in Beltsville.

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During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Giant Food President Ira Kress joined the Wizards and Capitals mascots, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker and WTOP sports anchor Dave Johnson in presenting $3,000 checks to Manna Food Center and Impact Silver Spring.

With close to 65,000 square feet of shopping space, the store offers amenities such as full meat and seafood service, an expanded gourmet cheese selection, and extensive prepared food offerings like freshly made sushi and pizza. The new store will also be equipped with full-service deli and floral departments and a Starbucks cafe. Customers can enjoy convenient shopping with free Wi-Fi and Giant’s latest store configuration.

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Paul Maskavich, left, a Manager II, Merchandising for Giant, and Rob Eickhoff were on hand for the grand opening. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)

The doors officially opened on the new, 65,000 square-foot market Aug. 5 at 6 a.m., replaces the Giant store at 11701 Beltsville Drive in Beltsville. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)

One of the newest Giant employees helps get the deli department at the new Silver Spring store ready to serve customers. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)

Will Harris checks out the new store’s first customer after the grand-opening in Silver Spring. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)

Tom Hucker, the Montgomery County councilman from Dist. 5, addresses the crowd during the grand-opening of the new Giant Food location in Silver Spring. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)

From left, store manager Rafael Gomez, Giant Food President Ira Kress, director Giant’s Store Refresh program Gary Budd and Giant Food’s Regional Vice President Toni Judy gather for a photo after a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening a Giant Food location in Silver Spring. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)

Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot caught up with Diane Couchman, the vice president of merchandising with Giant Food, for a photo during the opening of a Giant Food location in Silver Spring. (Photo courtesy of Giant Food)