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Anne Arundel County Praises Giant Food’s Move to Odenton Shopping Center

Grocery chain opening part of a larger effort to spur new, effective development in Odenton and West County

Annapolis, MD (July 15, 2015) –Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today applauded the announcement by Nellis Corporation that it has signed Giant Food to a lease of a 60,000 square foot space at the Odenton Shopping Center. The grocery chain will occupy a former supermarket site on the far west side of the property.  According to Nellis Corporation, the store is expected to open towards the end of the year.


“I am thrilled that Giant Food will be establishing a foothold in one of the fastest growing communities in Maryland,” said Schuh. “Odenton is attractive for new development. There has been an influx of high income professionals and families that expect high quality retail options. To have such a well-known grocery chain enter this market certainly underscores the exciting and continuing transformation of West County.”

The Anne Arundel County’s enacted FY 2016 budget includes initiatives that will create jobs and bring businesses to assist in this transformation, including:

  • The largest tax cut in the history of Anne Arundel County: The enacted $11 million income tax reduction will put more money in the pockets of taxpayers, attracting working families and small businesses.
  • Increased investments in our roads: The budget contains a substantial $ 8.8 million increase in funding for county roads.
  • Increased investments to improve the quality of life: Through the County Executive’s JumpStart Anne Arundel program in the budget, the county will begin to accelerating investments in our schools, bike trails, parks, and boat ramps.

The Odenton Shopping Center is located on Annapolis Road (MD 175) near its intersection with Odenton Road.  The shopping center currently houses about 20 service-based, retail and restaurant businesses.  Giant will join an already strong tenant line-up that includes tenants such as Advanced Auto Parts, Dollar Tree, Three Brothers Italian Restaurant, Five Guys, the US Post Office, Old Line Bank, Hunan L’Rose, and others.  Giant will be the largest grocery store in Odenton.

Giant’s announcement is just the beginning phase of a larger West County development strategy that will commence with the implementation of the new 2015 Odenton Town Center Master Plan. The Master Plan establishes goals, policies, and requirements for development in the Odenton Town Center with an overall mission of creating a vibrant, transit-oriented, mixed-use community located around the Odenton MARC Station.  The 2015 Preliminary Draft Plan represents a five-year update to the current 2009 OTC Master Plan.

The Office of Planning and Zoning will be accepting public comments on the Preliminary Draft Master Plan through Monday August 24th.  Residents can visit the OTC web page at to view and download the draft plan and for instructions on how to submit comments and other relevant information.

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