Perry Hall Giant to Hold Grand Opening Aug. 24
The grocery is store is expected to open sooner than anticipated.
Originally announced as sometime in the fall of 2012, the accelerated grand opening date of Friday, Aug. 24 was announced by County Councilman David Marks on Thursday. A ribbon cutting celebration is planned for Aug. 23.
Marks said he has been in regular communication about the project with Geoffrey Glazer, a vice president at Kimco Realty Corporation, the company that manages the shopping center.
A commercial revitalization district, offering governmental assistance to businesses at the center, was proposed by Marks and approved by the County Council in May 2011. He has also recently worked toward ensuring new design standards for the area he calls Downtown Perry Hall.
Kimco officials have also been outspoken in their support for encouraging new businesses. Over the past year, a frozen yogurt shop and martial arts school have entered the center, and an auto parts store is planned.
“The revitalization of Downtown Perry Hall is one of my top priorities,” Marks stated in an email. “I thank Kimco Realty and Giant Food for advancing this important project, which will employ up to 200 full and part-time people in our community.”
“I am looking forward to having Giant as a member of the Perry Hall community," Dennis Robinson, president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, added in the email. "They are a quality store that will provide jobs for residents in the area.”
Those interested in the roughly 200 new positions created by the grocery store should begin the application process on the Giant website.
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