Featured Project | Giant Food Store at Springfield Plaza
This new Giant Food Store within Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA struck close to home in many ways with 2POV CEO and Architect, Kevin Link. Throughout the design and construction process, Kevin would regale all parties involved with memories pertaining to the site which was previously a K-Mart built in the late 1970’s. His favorite tale involved a small group from West Virginia hosting bear wrestling events in which participants could pay to wrestle and win a cash reward if they were to somehow pin the muzzled bear. The bear (google Victor the wrestling bear), however, would be rewarded with an RC Cola and Moon Pies upon victory. Needless to say, the bear maintained a diet that most of us could only dream about. Upon posting this project on social media, we were happily met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from members of the local community that surprisingly corroborated Kevin’s unlikely story, as well as others that fondly recount memories such as carnivals and other community events that were held in the Springfield Plaza parking lot adjacent to the old K-Mart. All of us at 2POV were both humbled and pleased to share part of this community’s identity and positively contribute to its growth.