press release

October 18, 2013

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Beer Garden and Eatery now open

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel of its store located at 1201 Knapp Road in Montgomeryville (North Wales). The store underwent a six- month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

One of those features is a Beer Garden and Eatery which will seat thirty-five. This location marks the ninth GIANT store to sell beer in Pennsylvania. Montgomeryville customers will find a vast selection of domestic and imported beers with an emphasis on craft and specialty beers in the Beer Garden and Eatery. A wide variety of eat-in and take-out selections will be offered, including a hot buffet, hot and cold sandwiches, Chinese, wraps and subs, piping hot savory soups, an array of baked foods and desserts, and a wide selection of other beverages and coffee. Customers will have a “mix-a-six” option where they can create their own six packs from a variety of craft beers. The Beer Garden and Eatery Café will offer free WiFi and will be open Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“We are excited to bring a bigger selection of products and store amenities to the Montgomeryville community,” said Doug Sternberger, district director. “This remodel offers our customers even more convenience, quality, and value they expect from GIANT.”

Montgomeryville customers will find key departments such as produce, deli, meat, and seafood have been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an improved variety of product. Another unique feature to be found is the new on-site Sushi bar.

Emphasizing GIANT’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, customers will find a broader assortment of natural and organic products in a dedicated section called Nature’s Promise Marketplace, which includes more than 2,500 frozen, dairy, grocery and special diet selections. To assist customers on gluten-free diets due to celiac disease or other health concerns, the gluten-free product area located within Nature’s Promise Marketplace was expanded to sixteen feet.

With an eye on energy conservation, LED lighting was newly installed in many areas of the store, including overhead track lights, spotlights on specialty areas & displays, exterior store signs and in the frozen food cases. LED lights are longer-lasting and are expected to reduce wattage by half.

GIANT is enforcing a 100% proof-of-age policy at the new Beer Garden and Eatery. Cashiers will ask for proper identification – a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card – from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol, regardless of age.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the Montgomeryville GIANT has been in existence since 2000 and employs 195 associates.

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and