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Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today opened its new Beer Garden and Eatery in its Mechanicsburg store at 6560 Carlisle in Silver Spring Township. The Beer Garden and Eatery seats 32 and is open Monday – Saturday, 7a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“We know that our customers are busy and looking for added convenience while shopping” said Erik Keptner, senior vice president of sales, merchandising & marketing, GIANT. “Our new Mechanicsburg Beer Garden and Eatery helps our customers to save time by being able to now purchase beer while grocery shopping.”

Mechanicsburg 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.

Customers will have a “mix-a-six” option where they can create their own six packs from a variety of craft beers. Customers can also choose from eat-in and take-out selections offered, including a hot buffet, salad bar, sandwiches, wraps and subs, sushi, piping hot soups, Chinese food, baked foods and desserts, and a wide selection of other beverages and Starbucks coffee.

GIANT enforces 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.

This location marks the 14th GIANT/MARTIN’S store to sell beer in Pennsylvania.


GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to helping its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 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 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’SGIANT or MARTIN'S websites.Find GIANT and MARTIN’S on Facebook and on Twitter GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.