Grocery Store Opens 1st Anne Arundel County Location


Glen Burnie’s Southdale Center has a new supermarket. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market held its grand opening on Thursday. The budget grocer is pictured above on July 27 before it opened. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

GLEN BURNIE, MD - Grocery Outlet Bargain Market celebrated its grand opening Thursday in Glen Burnie. 

The discount supermarket created 35 jobs in the Southdale Center. The store is located next to The Tile Shop. It fills the vacancy left by Gallo Clothing Scrub Pro.

Grocery Outlet, founded in 1946, has more than 450 locations nationwide. This is the chain's first supermarket in Anne Arundel County and its seventh in Maryland.

The others are in:

  • Hagerstown
  • Eldersburg
  • Catonsville
  • Edgewood
  • Elkton
  • Salisbury

“We are so thrilled to be a part of the Glen Burnie community and provide some relief with big savings on quality groceries,” Independent Operators Hussain and Ambreen Zaidi said in a press release. “This partnership with Grocery Outlet gives us the ability to grow our business, create new jobs and more importantly, give back to the local community.”

The Zaidi's also donated $1,000 to HOPE For All, a Glen Burnie nonprofit that provides  furniture, household items and clothing to people in need.

Now through Dec. 7, all Grocery Outlet customers can enter for a chance to win $1,000 in groceries. The winner will get 20 separate $50 gift cards. Customers can enter the contest here.

The first 100 adult customers at the store opening got mystery gift cards worth $5 to $500. All shoppers also collected a free reusable bag.

Grocery Outlet is located at 78 Mountain Road.

To see pictures from the grand opening and learn more about the owners, check out Grocery Outlet's celebratory Facebook post.

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