Denton Aldi store coming

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Denton is expected to get an Aldi grocery store next year.

A “Coming Soon” sign went up last week at the corner of Karina Street and Loop 288.

On Friday, Lauren Acosta, a representative with Weber Shandwick, the public relations firm representing the German grocer, said there were plans for a 2013 opening.

“But we don’t have specific details to share at this time,” she said.

Linda Ratliff, director of economic development for the city of Denton, said in an e-mail that the company had gone through its planning and building permit process.

“I just didn’t know when they planned to start construction,” she said.

The new grocery store will be about 15,945 square feet and it will sit on approximately 2.05 acres of property located east of Loop 288, according to records dated July 11 from the city of Denton Planning and Zoning Commission.

In 2009, Aldi Inc. opened a 500,000-square-foot distribution center at 2500 Westcourt Road in Denton at an estimated cost of $50 million.

That year, the company announced plans for two Denton grocery stores but did not confirm exact locations, according to Denton Record-Chronicle archives.

The company opened its first Lewisville store in October.

The Lewisville store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials, such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs, according to a news release.

Aldi Inc. is continuing with its plans to open more than 80 stores throughout the country by the end of this year, the release said. Aldi opened its first store in 1976 and has more than 1,200 stores in 32 states. Aldi sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, its website said.

KARINA RAMÍREZ can be reached at 940-566-6878. Her e-mail address is kramirez@dentonrc.com .


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