Bowie Plaza will see a temporary spike in visitors this fall as the Spirit Halloween store returns to the shopping center. The specialty store attracts shoppers from all over the county and beyond, and the parking lot sometimes looks busier than it did when Giant occupied the space.
I still miss the convenience of having a grocery store in that location. I continue to hear rumors that Giant still leases the space, and Giant allegedly blocks other grocery stores from moving to that Bowie Plaza location. According to one rumor from a couple of years ago, Bloom grocery store hoped to open a store in the plaza.
City officials are measured in their comments about the former Giant location. They will only confirm that Giant still holds the lease.