A new Giant grocery store opened in the Landmark Plaza shopping center in Lincolnia just in time for Thanksgiving.
The store is in the space formerly occupied by Shoppers, which closed in June.
At 56,000 square feet, the new Giant is much bigger than the Giant on Columbia Pike in Annandale, says store manager Norman Dichard.
There are several specials this weekend. There are free food samples and health screenings 2-7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 23, and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There are also giveaways of reusable bags to the first 250 customers daily and giveaways of Natures Promise products beginning at noon.
Among the features at the Landmark Plaza Giant: A Starbucks coffee shop; PNC bank; pharmacy; flower shop; full-service deli, meat and seafood departments; live lobsters; extensive beer and wine section; and comprehensive ethnic offerings.
The store has 160 employees, including 55 transferred from the now-closed Giant on Edsall Road.