If you passed by the historic O Street Market this week and wondered what was going on, the prep work to get the market building ready for development has started. This week workers have been removing asbestos from the caulking around the market building’s windows and disassembling the west wall brick by brick (all of the old bricks will be cleaned and stored for use in the restoration and incorporation of the market building into the new 72,000 square foot Giant grocery Store . When this work has been completed, workers will begin the façade support around the perimeter of the building to assure that it will withstand the stress of excavation.
Giant has almost finished packing up and moving out. One of the benefactors of the closing was NCEC’s planned restaurant on New Jersey Avenue that will be managed and staffed by former offenders. According to Giant District Manager
guards will be on the lot 24 hours a day. The Giant Shuttle now operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The schedule is posted below for your convenience.
Roadside will have two webcams filming the development site 24-hours a day. Check it out, day or night: http://oxblue.com/pro/open/clarkconstruction/citymarket.
If everything continues to go as scheduled, we will begin excavation in November and the Giant will reopen in late 2013.