ShopRite of White Oak to Close Permanently on February 28th

ShopRite of White Oak (located in Calverton) to Close Permanently on February 28th

Many wondered why the Orchard Center on Cherry Hill Road in Calverton would bring in a second grocery store when Aldi opened in October.

It now looks like we have our answer as ShopRite tells us they’ll be closing permanently on February 28th of this year.

The Orchard Center has undergone some pretty major changes in recent months, including bringing in Five Below, bubble tea spot Gong Cha and Fuji Teriyaki. All three will be opening in early 2021.

29 Comments on "ShopRite of White Oak to Close Permanently on February 28th"

  1. So bummed. Do you know if this is due to Orchard Center not renewing the lease, or a decision by ShopRite? I need to know to whom I should direct my letter of complaint!

    • A little bit of both of what you said. They could not turn a profit due to only having two stores in the maryland area as in nj they have over 30.

  2. Sylvia Saunders | December 30, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Reply

    I am totally disappointed. ShopRite, in addition to being convenient, it offers great selection of fresh produce, wide variety of brand products, pleasant staff and practice Covid awareness and ShopRite is where I do my main grocery shopping. Aldi’s is no competition for ShopRite.
    Please DO NOT CLOSE SHOPRITE. Next year I am changing my Part D Prescription Drug Plan and ShopRite Pharmacy is my primary plan. I intend to purchase my prescription drugs there.

    ShopRite needs to rescind that move! Seniors in East County, Laurel, Calverton, Burtonsville, Silver Spring and other areas depend upon the convenience of ShopRite. Just reinstitute Curbside Pickup.

  3. Not happy. What will replace it? We need a full service, multi faceted store. Where will the Riderwood community go?

  4. The Orchard Center is not managed by a single owner like other shopping centers. Each of the buildings is independently owned and/or leased. It will be important for the area to have a new stable occupant for this large commercial building.

    Given all of the hoopla of the White Oak Science Gateway development, another gaping commercial void at this location would not be good!

  5. I am a senior citizen and many of us rely on SHOPRITE not Aldi’s. Montgomery County should be advocating for consumers that need a full service grocery store. No Bubble Tea .

    • This sucks. There are no good grocery stores in the area. Colesville, Calverton, and White Oak Giants are trash. Shoprite had a full service butcher department. Giant is nothing but pre packaged meats. This makes zero sense.

      • I agree. ShopRite is my go-to store during this pandemic. Giant has used terrible vendors for toilet paper and paper towel. I’m not even sure if Giant ever stocked Lysol or Microban. Having grown up in NYC I even know the ShopRite can-can jingle. I am sad to see them go. Not sure how they could be losing money when they were always open during this pandemic.

  6. Mary L. Mansfield | January 1, 2021 at 8:00 am | Reply

    Hearing this yesterday certainly capped 2020 as a grim year. There are so many things we like about ShopRite that any other choice is not even second-best. One of thing I’ll miss is being able to go on their website to find out if they stock a particular item as well as the sizes, varieties and price for each. Other grocery chains show only what is the ad for that week. ShopRite doesn’t do “buy 1, get 1 free” without telling what the price is for the first one. The staff is always pleasant, polite & helpful. I could go on and on. I’m grieving.

  7. Please, please, please rethink the decision to close ShopRite. They are the best grocery around, with the best prices and items not carried by other stores. There is a huge contingent relying on ShopRite, a full service grocery for us seniors and others. Aldi cannot fill the void.

  8. I was totally in dispair when I heard the news that Shoprite would be closing. I don’t shop at Aldo and it is not a full line grocery store. This makes no since, there has not been a time that I did not see the store busy. There is definitely a full service grocery store needed in this location and Aldi is not it. Very disappointed in this news. This needs to be reconsidered,

  9. Linda McGunigal | January 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm | Reply

    This is a disgrace. In addition to serving the nearby residents, Shop Rite in Orchard Center served the nearby senior community of Riderwood. So many of the residents at Riderwood, all of whom are elderly, rely on this supermarket for their food shopping. Aldi is fine but doesn’t provide everything. Where is the next closest supermarket? Farther away so the residents have farther to travel? Please do not close this wonderful supermarket, where the staff are great, aisles always filled with fresh offerings and very centrally located.

  10. I live in Calverton and am a senior citizen! I like Shoprite very mush and DO Not want it to close! Please reconsider this closing!

  11. Dear customers. We at shoprite are honored to have been able to serve our community. We will miss each and every one of you. Thank you for your many years of faithful patronage. We are a family first and we will not only miss our customers but we will also miss the shoprite customer community. Thank you. An associate of shoprite of white oak

  12. TERRY U UGWUEKE | January 5, 2021 at 6:59 pm | Reply


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  14. I will miss the large selection of delicious international baked goods and imported products. Whether I had a craving for Italian cake, Balkan jam, or West Indian soup mixes, I could find it at ShopRite. It also had great specials on items like Pyrex and small kitchen appliances. I even bought a tv there once!

  15. I am very sad Shoprite is closing. I have been a loyal customer since they opened the White Oak store. In my opinion they are the best grocery store in the entire area. They are very well organized with fresh produce, bakery, and other products. Their store brands are more than a cut above any other grocery stores nearby. The staff have always been friendly and knowledgeable and their Covid-19 protocols have been excellent from my customer perspective. The pharmacy staff have always been helpful and efficient. I’ve continued to shop at Shoprite because of the quality, service and products I have received. I am very sad this gem is leaving our community.

  16. Very sorry to hear this. SR was one on the best stores in the area!!

  17. Rachel Musicante | January 9, 2021 at 10:50 pm | Reply

    I agree. I think Shoprite is great and don’t want it to close.

  18. Just when you think 2020 can’t get any worse, it keeps saying “hold my beer.” I was so excited to have my two mainstay grocery stores in the same shopping center. Now this terrible news. ShopRite is such a gem for White Oak. Really hate seeing it go. This is really bad news!

  19. Ilenia Di Cesare | January 12, 2021 at 3:47 am | Reply

    This is the best grocery store in this area! I can find neaopolitan sfogliatella and fresh made fettuccine and pasta from Italy here at Shoprite! I bet if you are going to open in another center you are going to have a great Success! Please leave at least 1 Shoprite in the DC area!!!

  20. You should open more Shoprite stores around DC not close this only one we have! I have been relying on this store for years! I hope you consider expanding not closing!

  21. No please, don’t close Shoprite! I rely on this store for items I can’t find at Safeway or Giant. Aldi’s is trash. I knew it was a bad sign when they moved into Orchard Center.

  22. Bummer.

    There are 11 Shoprite’s in Maryland, now.

  23. Shoprite embraces a sense of community. More than ever we to embrace unity and community. The staff at Shoprite are family to our community.

  24. I agree with everyone! Keep Shop Rite at White Oak! Do not close! Do not leave us!

  25. NO, NO…please, don’t close Shoprite! They are the best grocery around, with the best prices and items not carried by other stores. They are very well organized with fresh produce, bakery, and other products. The staff have always been friendly and helpful! I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH! 😢

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