Posted Feb 13, 2017 at 6:05 PM
Officials from grocery retailer Aldi said last week the new store the company
plans to build at 720 W. Waterloo St. in Canal Winchester will include features
added to the design because of feedback from customers.
"The new store will have upgrades such as expanded cooler sections and healthy
tips within the produce section," said Sarah Brown, Aldi Springfield division vice
president. "All of our new stores are modern and easy to navigate, with more
room for customers' favorite products, inviting colors, high ceilings and natural
She said the store would be built with environmentally friendly materials such as
energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting.
An expanded variety of fresh foods and a full suite of Aldi products will be
available at the new Canal Winchester store, Brown said.
Officials from Aldi would not disclose the project cost.
Information on the city's website said plans are to have the store open before the
end of this year.
The site was occupied by New Faith Church Assembly of God.
The church congregation has been meeting at Wagnalls Memorial Library in
Lithopolis since Nov. 20, 2016.
City Development Director Lucas Haire said Aldi purchased the 4-acre site but plans to develop only half of it for the new store.
The remaining 2 acres will be sold, he said. "This creates an opportunity for another restaurant or retailer to go into that location," he said.
Haire said more retail activity benefits everyone in the community.
"I think it is great to have another grocery option for the community," he said.
According to its website, Aldi currently has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers.