Friday, September 28, 2012
Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. appeared at the Perry Hall Giant Friday morning.
Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. said he really just wants to help kids. On Friday morning in Perry Hall, Giant presented a $25,000 donation toward the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which Ripken said will go a long way toward accomplishing his goal. "I couldn't be more proud of the work that we do in giving kids a chance just by using the simple game of baseball," Ripken told a group of Giant management, Perry Hall Elementary students and community members. "We use that simple game just to get their attention, then we can talk to them about life." Across the country, the foundation has partnered with government and community organizations to construct synthetic Youth Development Parks that are used to host baseball and softball …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Perry Hall Giant will host the food drive.
Hang out with Ravens cheerleaders, meet a former wide receiver and, while you're at it, fight hunger. The new Perry Hall Giant and Unilever have joined forces with the Maryland Food Bank for a "Kick Hunger" event. To participate, donate a non-perishable food item to the store at 8905 Belair Road in Perry Hall Square Shopping Center. Saturday, Sept. 15
Friday, August 24, 2012
Community members and public figures gathered to welcome the new store to Perry Hall.
Before he was a Maryland legislator, Del. Joe Boteler was a struggling college student in need of a job. He turned to the Towson Giant grocery store on Loch Raven Boulevard. "I remember back then it was a great place to work for. It was good pay, the people there were like family, and we had a good time at night—especially when the supervisors weren't around," Boteler said, after praising the 100 jobs created by the new Perry Hall Giant His statement was one of many shared during the Giant's grand opening "Premiere Night" on Thursday. Considering its setting—the produce department of a grocery store—the event was, at times, sentimental. Following the singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," general manager Ray Cameron spoke about "coming …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The new grocery store is expected to donate $2,500 to the Perry Hall Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Grocery stores may not be known for their parties—but the Perry Hall Giant's grand opening celebration on Thursday night could be an exception. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 23, the store at 8905 Belair Rd. will hold an "exclusive, red-carpet Premiere Night featuring special activities including live entertainment, gifts, food sampling, and more," according to a media release. State and county politicians, Perry Hall "dignitaries" and Giant company officials are expected to attend, the release stated. Community members are also invited. The store replaces the former Superfresh, which had been vacant for more than a year. Area businesses and elected offiicals have praised the Giant as a job creator and foot traffic generator for the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The grocery is store is expected to open sooner than anticipated.
A Giant, set to replace the former Superfresh at Perry Hall Square Shopping Center, may open even sooner than expected. 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. The Superfresh closed at the location at 8905 Belair Rd. in July 2011. At the time of its closure, 40 percent of spaces at the historic shopping center at Ebenezer and Belair roads were vacant. A commercial revitalization …