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ALDI US: New Store Project in Lewisville Part of $5 Billion Nationwide Expansion

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The ALDI Food Market store in Longview, Texas. Courtesy of Google Maps.

 

Updated: 6-20-2017, 10:19 a.m.

Posted: 6-19-2017, 3:05 p.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Lewisville (Denton County) - Aldi US, a German-based grocery chain with U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Illinois, will start construction soon on a 17,005-square-foot neighborhood pantry grocery in Lewisville.

Subcontractors must get their bids in to invited general contractors by Friday, July 23. VBX Project ID 2017-54F8.

The project site is at the southeast corner of Windhaven Parkway and Josey Lane at 6150 N. Josey Lane.

This is a one-story building with an overall roof height of 21 feet-5.5 inches, and a corner tower height of 17 feet-6 inches, according to the elevation schematics. Aldi is building on a 1.8-acre site and will provide 13,157 square feet of pervious cover for landscaping and 65,637 square feet of impervious cover, according to the site plan. Surface parking will provide 81 spaces.

Aldi markets its stores as "no-frills" operations that shelve inventory in the boxes they arrived in to save time. The grocery also partners with growers, many of them local, to offer a wide variety of fresh and in-season produce, including organics.

 

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The opening of Aldi Food Market stores in North Texas has become ubiquitous since Aldi opened a distribution center in Denton in 2010. The greater Dallas-Fort Worth area has about 60 stores. There is a total of 102 stores in Texas, with the bulk of the remainder located in the greater Houston area.

Aldi has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, and has embarked on an ambitious growth strategy to reach 2,500 stores by 2022. In 2016, Aldi opened its second distribution center in Texas, locating it in Rosenberg, outside of Houston.

Aldi also plans to spend about $18 million to remodel 13 stores in the Denton distribution region, which includes Oklahoma, by the end of this year. The company released a statement in May to explain this was part of a $1.6 billion nationwide investment to remodel its existing stores. Rueters reported Aldi plans to spend another $3.4 billion on expansion, making its total investment over the next five years about $5 billion.

Greenville, South Carolina is heavily represented on the development team for the Lewisville store. The architect, Narramore Associates Inc., is from Greenville and a specialist in retail design. Also from Greenville is the mechanical engineer, LeBlanc-Welch, and the electrical engineer, Devita & Associates Inc.

The structural engineer, Wallace Engineering, is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The civil engineer, Burger Engineering, is from Dallas.

 

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Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.