Monday, January 22, 2018

ALDI supermarket to open on Feb 1

A new ALDI will open on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1699 Scott Blvd. This is the grocer mentioned in our Fuqua III development post from 2 years ago. Store hours will be 9am - 8pm daily.

The store boasts the highest level of green construction per EPA standards, roof-mounted solar panels and an "environmentally sustainable refrigeration system" (meaning, more environmentally friendly coolants). ALDI features its own lines of products that include produce, USDA meats, organic and gluten-free products, home goods, wine, beer, and baby products. The store will accept credit cards as well as contactless payment (Apple Pay, Android Pay, etc.). Additionally, this Aldi store will be part of a pilot program offering one-hour Instacart deliveries.

ALDI's opening creates a walkable grocery store trifecta for our neighborhood: a Sprouts is steps away and Walmart is just across North Decatur Road. But wait, there's still more: a 365 by Whole Foods store is on track to open nearby later this year at the corner of Church and North Decatur Roads.

h/t Decaturish's writeup:

UPDATE: According to the AJC, on opening day: "To celebrate the opening there’s a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. The first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts, the company said."