Exciting grocery news today!
According to the Times-Dispatch, discount grocery chain Aldi is planning to open locations in the West End at 1776 Parham Rd (formerly Topeka’s Steakhouse, near the Tuckahoe Library) and Colonial Heights on a vacant lot near Southpark Mall. Aldi had announced last summer that it intended to enter the Richmond market. It’s possible that the chain has plans for additional locations; these are the two that have been released.
“…Aldi operates stores smaller than those of typical supermarket chains and limits its selections to about 1,400 of the most commonly purchased grocery items, including fresh produce and meat. About 95 percent of the products Aldi sells are store brands. The stores assess a nominal charge for bags and have a rental system for shopping carts.”
It doesn’t accept credit cards.
The Henrico location proposal is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission on February 26.