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The former Shoppers location at 6200 Little River Turnpike in Alexandria where Giant will open
The former Shoppers location at 6200 Little River Turnpike in Alexandria where Giant will open

Grocery store chain Giant Food is taking over former Shoppers retail spaces in Alexandria and Herndon.

Giant announced Tuesday it plans to open Nov. 9 at 2425 Centreville Road in Herndon and Nov. 16 at 6200 Little River Turnpike in Alexandria. 

Both openings are coinciding with the closure of nearby Giant stores in Herndon and Alexandria. The Herndon store at 1228 Elden St. will close and the Alexandria at 5730 Edsall Road will close. The new stores will be larger, include more offerings and create new jobs, Giant said.

The new Alexandria store will anchor the Plaza at Landmark shopping center, managed by HHH Properties Corp. The retail center, at the intersection of Interstate 395 and Duke Street, also includes Total Wine & More, Marshall's, Ross Dress for Less and Five Below. Giant plans to spend $20M renovating the 56K SF space. 

The new Herndon store will take the 48K SF former Shoppers space in the Village Center at Dulles, which sits a half-mile off the Dulles Toll Road. Owned by Regency Centers, the property also includes Chuck E. Cheese, Signature Impressions and Ned Devines Irish Sports Bar & Restaurant. 

Giant in February decided to move its headquarters back to Landover, Maryland, in the same building it called home before it moved to Pennsylvania in 1998.