The classic architecture of Rockville's venerable town center Giant grocery store is gone forever.
A store design familiar to longtime area residents, one could find contemporaries at one time in DC and in Bethesda. The latter was located where Upstairs at Bethesda Row stands today.
It's sad to see it go. Many of the classic postwar Safeway stores are now gone as well. I managed to get the Damascus Safeway on tape for posterity, just before the wrecking ball arrived.
No such luck with this Giant, but here is the aftermath.
The Giant will be replaced by a low-rise retail development, to be delivered by developer JBG early next year.