Thursday, September 01, 2011

Seeking Stories about the Giant in Shaw

A Neighbor passed along this request for stories of the Giant in Shaw. 

If you have any fond (or less-than-fond) memories of the O Street Giant in Shaw, please let me know. I’m collecting them for a story on the store, which seems to be universally acknowledged as one of the worst grocery stores in D.C. Call (703.842.1734) or email (

Jenny Rogers


  1. I don't think anyone's really going to miss it too much.

  2. I am *definitely* going to miss having a regular ol' grocery store (not a farmer's market, not Whole Foods, although I shop at those and have nothing against them) within a short walking distance of the neighborhood. And the new mixed-use development looks like...all the other mixed-use developments in DC. Inevitable march of progress and all, but it's still a shame to go without, especially for a lot of the older residents in the Shaw neighborhood.

  3. i haven't been to that giant in almost 10 years. at the time i don't think i thought of it as the worst, and it was 24 hours, so that made it pretty convenient.

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  5. Our Giant is certainly not the best, but far from the worst. Anyone who shopped at the safeway on 17th(soviet) can attest. I will be sad to see it go but excited to see what comes along----trader joes anyone????

    Change is never easy but always interesting. Hopefully the neighborhood comes out on top.

  6. Check out this article from 2007:

    "Long grocery store lines stir one man to action"