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Giant Food plans major renovations to Eagle Village store in Fredericksburg

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Giant Food of Landover, Md. said Monday that it will renovate its Eagle Village Shopping Center store beginning this fall.

The store, which will remain open during renovations, is located at 1245 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg.

The grocery retailer said the major renovation will provide shoppers with a more contemporary shopping experience through upgraded store amenities and expanded food departments.

The renovated Eagle Village Giant will offer a newly designed market-style produce section,  fincluding an expanded selection of organic produce. The store also will have a new natural food department with fnatural and organic foods, in addition to a frozen natural food section.

The company also is expanding domestic and international wine selections and adding an assortment of craft, domestic and imported beer. New interior decor and shelving is planned throughout the store along with six new self-checkouts.

“We take great pride in our partnership with Giant Food and Ahold USA, and look forward to offering the public a new and refreshed shopping experience at Eagle Village for generations to come," Jeff Rountree, CEO for the UMW Foundation and president of Eagle Property Holdings LLC, said in a statement.

Rountree said that working with Giant Food on a complete renovation of the store has been a goal since the Foundation purchased the old Park & Shop in 2007.

“We always knew that Giant would play a major role in the revitalization of what is now Eagle Village and for the broader urban renewal we all seek along the U.S. 1 corridor,” he said.

Eagle Village, owned by the UMW Foundation, is a 23-acre, pedestrian-friendly residential, retail mixed-use village located adjacent to the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus.  The UMW Foundation is a non-stock, nonprofit corporation that manages and administers private resources that support the mission of University.

Giant Food operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and employs about 20,000 people.

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