POLL: Top 5 Suggestions to Replace Old Giant

Vote for what you think should fill the vacant grocery mart on Solomons Island Road.

Last week, I asked the Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch community , and you guys didn’t disappoint.

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, providing almost 20 different suggestions for what you’d like to see fill the vacant business space. As part of Patch’s new feature, Vision for Vacancies, I wanted to collect the most popular suggestions and allow you, the reader, to vote on your favorite recommendation.

Of all the suggestions, fifteen different users said they want to see a YMCA or indoor youth complex come to Edgewater. One commenter, TM, went further and said the community “desperately needs” en establishment of this nature.

The other most popular suggestion were for Trader Joe’s, an ice-skating rink, a bowling alley and a Lowes.

Only , but that comment was immediately met by another user who, and I quote, “NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO…”

I only included the top five suggestions, but always fell free to speak your mind in the comments if what you want isn’t listed in the poll.

So again, the question is, what do you want to replace this vacant business space?

Vote in the poll and tell me in the comments. 

Billie Aisquith June 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Has anyone been in touch with the land owners, to see what they want to do with the property? I would love to know their thoughts.
Adri E. June 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM
A YMCA or other youth community center would be great. Not another grocery store.
Joan June 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Cinema Grill
David Garman June 28, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Bolting alley or roller skating rink BYOB
David Garman June 28, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Jonathan Moynihan (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 01:31 AM
A BYOB skating rink? Sounds like injuries waiting to happen!
Emi Atkins June 28, 2012 at 01:50 AM
I've wanted to put a laser tag arena and arcade in there. But I lack funding and business know how.
Thomas June 28, 2012 at 04:30 AM
400 job losses at the giant food/c&s dry food warehouse in jessup,they should use the space for a giant food graveyard where everyone can ride by and remember when giant food use to be something.
Joey L June 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Joe gonce June 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM
This definitely needs to be a community center of some sort. It is very worth doing for our community!
TM June 28, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I think we can safely leave the B in BYOB out of any ideas for this spot - there is already too much B in Edgewater....
Jill June 28, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I loved that place but they didn't advertise!!! No one knew about it, except for you and I!!!
Me yuu June 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Rock club man,rock club
Gina June 28, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Until they make a decision what about an indoor flea market.
Rhonda Rivera June 28, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I think a rec / community center would be great. A good place for kids to have a place to go and have fun while safe. A place for kids to help other kids. A Home store would be cool (it's like a Marshalls or TJ Maxx.) I would like to see a flea market at the old lumber place on 214, just past Sue's Deli.
RGM June 28, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Another Louie's Rock City.
RGM June 28, 2012 at 04:18 PM
The YMCA is sitting on over 200 acres at Camp Letts now. In their off days, they might be able to start something akin to a Community Center. They have enough buildings, a cafeteria and a BIG pool there now. They can always use the money. Need to Change Management Philosophy...
sammy June 28, 2012 at 09:05 PM
No more restaurants for sure, enough is enough. A community center for sure with a flea market or a mega garage sale every saturday and sunday and a place for education for the local kids the rest of the time they need it. About the old lumber place on 214, a leisure center is a must over there with an olympic pool a mini golf and other activities and why not a bed and breakfast too.
Pam June 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I miss the Cinema Grill too!
Ed Woods July 01, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Well, Since "None of the above" was not an option, I voted for Lowes. BUT, what I'd really like to see in this whole area, (not just the old Giant) is a moratoriam on ANY kind of business that draws the yuppie crowd. Since the South River Colony Development hit here, this area is a mess. I'd like to see a few places like that "Speed School" (whatever that is) replaced by something useful....... The Beemer and Lexus crowd needs to head up to Annapolis and let "The Beach" get back to the comfortable, friendly, down home, Blue Collar place that it used to be.....
Megan Lauffer July 06, 2012 at 03:26 PM
A community pool!! Idk if this is a good place to have it, but I think Edgewater needs a nice, big, community pool. That's the only thing I miss about Bowie.
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