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First ALDI in Chesterfield announces Grand Opening date

Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 12:07:16-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A new ALDI grocery store, the first in Chesterfield, will hold its grand opening on Thursday, March 17. The 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting will be followed by a Golden Ticket Giveaway in which the first 100 people in line will get prizes.

“Following the ceremony, the first 100 shoppers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift certificates of various amounts,” an ALDI spokesperson said. “Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.”

The new ALDI is located at 1670 Mall Drive in Chesterfield near Costco.

There has been a sudden explosion of ALDI stories in Central Virginia, as documented by RichmondBizSense:

Aldi has opened several stores in the Richmond area since moving into the United States, including locations on Parham Road, Forest Hill Avenue and in Colonial Heights.

Aldi has plans for an 18,000-square-foot store at 4001 Lonas Parkway, on wooded land near Chesterfield Crossing, just off Hull Street Road. Josh Walls, director of real estate for Aldi, said the 2.5-acre site is currently under contract.

“We’ve been trying to get a location on Hull Street for a couple years now,” Walls said. “We really like the visibility of this site, the access and the area it’s in.”

The plans were filed Feb. 23, county records show. MS Consultants is the architect on the project, while Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer. Walls said the general contractor position will go out to bid in about three months.

“We’re excited to bring our Simply Smarter Shopping experience to Chesterfield and help customers stretch their dollars with our exclusive brand products – including fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and bakery items,” Jeff Baehr, Frederick division vice president for ALDI, said. “We are committed to bringing ALDI customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices in a simple and easy-to-navigate shopping environment.”

The German-based grocer plans to expand by about 130 new stores each year.