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Aldi Grocery Store Has Tentative Opening Date

Store spokeswoman said the store will open in Catonsville by the end of the year.

Catonsville shoppers eager to have another place to buy groceries will have to wait a little longer, as the Aldi store will likely open at the end of the year.

The discount grocery store that has other locations in Baltimore County has planned to build a store in the Pike Park Plaza South Shopping Center for more than a year.

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A store spokeswoman said this week that the store would open at 6503 Baltimore National Pike tentatively at the end of the year.

The shopping center is currently undergoing changes. Construction was underway this week to repave the parking lot and the is .

Construction equipment was also seen at the shopping center by the .

J. Pilcher July 26, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Agree, the last thing we need is another "Discount" grocery store, on Route 40 no less. How about a Whole Foods, Wegmans, Trader Joes, or SOMEthing decent in town?
LeNora Clampitt July 26, 2012 at 01:51 PM
FYI - You can go to the Trader Joe's website and click the "Contact" link on the bottom of the home page, after you click the link over on the right hand side you can pick "Location Requests" from the "Customer Questions & Feedback"
Penny Riordan July 26, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Some history and background on Aldi and Trader Joe's, which is in fact as readers said, owned by Aldi: http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterloeb/2012/05/17/aldis-trader-joes-is-a-winner/
Amy July 26, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Awesome! I love Aldi!
Ron Wise July 26, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I would love to see a Target there where the Room Store was/is! Do I understand that they're going to tear down the Dollar Tree? I always thought it was wasteful to have Frank's old garden yard to be vacant all that time.
Ron Wise July 26, 2012 at 05:36 PM
That's a great idea, Mari, to have a Trader's in the Pier One center. They sort of go together.
Marty Spence July 26, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Absolutely agree to that. And how bout Graul's? That would be a great addittion!
Mari July 26, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Penny, thanks for the link. You are really helpful in resonding to the comments on Patch articles and helping your readers with more information. I really appreciate it.
Penny Riordan July 26, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Thanks Mari! I'm glad that readers comment on Patch! I feel like I need to respond because *MOST* of you have such thoughtful things to say. :)
Therno Lo July 26, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Don't know much about Aldi, but avoid shopping on Rt 40. I go to Ellicott City or Arundel Mill most of time. I agree most of the shopping centers should be razed and rebuilt. A small grocery on Frederick would be a real plus!
CerahAnd July 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Yup--believe both brands are owned by the Albrecht family trust, based in Germany.
KG July 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I happen to drive by an Aldi today so I had to go in after this article. It is no Trader Joe's. Not that TJ is health food but they carry organic options and products free of nitrites, hf corn syrup etc. - not the same for Aldi. To me it seemed the same products you find in the "grocery" section of a Walmart with some not so great produce. Oh well...
Penny Riordan July 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM
In case anyone didn't see this today, a Whole Foods is coming to Columbia: http://columbia.patch.com/articles/whole-foods-reports-signing-lease-in-columbia.
Catonsville Cooperative Market July 27, 2012 at 05:43 PM
We're working on it! Join in the effort to bring a retail cooperative market featuring sustainable, accessible, affordable products to Catonsville, Please visit www.catonsvillecooperativemarket.com
Catonsville Cooperative Market July 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
We're working on it! Join in the effort to bring a retail cooperative market featuring sustainable, accessible, affordable products to Catonsville, Please visit www.catonsvillecooperativemarket.com
Catonsville Cooperative Market July 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Join in the effort to bring a retail cooperative market featuring sustainable, accessible, affordable products to Catonsville, Please visit www.catonsvillecooperativemarket.com
Catonsville Cooperative Market July 27, 2012 at 06:01 PM
We believe that there is a demand for a store that sells local, organic, sustainable food at a competitive price *in* Catonsville. As community members, we would like to have a local place to shop for natural food. We're working to make this a reality. If you'd like to find out more about our efforts, please visit our website http://www.catonsvillemarket.com
Becky Morris July 31, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Route 40 is such an eyesore-Aldi will be another disappointment of a grocery store. It would be nice to have some of the eateries and shopping which can be found in most areas-rather than having to drive to the next town over to get my shopping done.
Jackie Scott August 02, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I just went on the website and did not see any options for organic-- anything, so my inclination is to agree with those who say we don't need yet another discount chain. It's too bad that Catonsville is viewed as an area that won't support a high end grocery store. Look at the business that Catonsville Gourmet, Regions and Atwater's get. Also, news flash...the Giant is expensive and it is always packed. Build it. They will come for gosh sake.
Kate August 14, 2012 at 03:40 PM
if aldi owns TJ, why not build them side by side.
Denise Avara August 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Why do we need an Aldi? We have Walmart and Shopper's Food Warehouse.... and the H Mart... good grief.... and Trader Joe's is very affordable...it gets a bad rap as being expensive but so many things are less expensive than Giant or Safeway. Think of all of the commerce for Catonsville if the folks from Ellicott City could come to Trader Joe's and shop in Catonsville.....the shopping center needs a face lift for sure....
A W August 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I live in Catonsville and can't afford high priced organic food. I have been to TJ's one time to see what everyone was talking about and I wasn't that impressed. I didn't buy anything. A lot of people I work with shop at Aldi's and love it. One German lady is absolutely ecstatic it is here, says the European candy is superior to American. She is very picky and she likes the produce section.
Ron Wise August 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Last time I was up there, Toys-R-Us was totally gutted.
Ron Wise August 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I really miss having a grocery store in the Village. The Store lest 'cause they weren't supported. Maybe with all the young families we have now, ...
A.R. August 15, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Agree.
A.R. August 15, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Agree with Marty. Graul's would be awesome. Used to go all the time when I worked in Annapolis.
A.R. August 15, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Yup.
A.R. August 15, 2012 at 02:53 AM
LOL I do that with Whole Foods.
A.R. August 15, 2012 at 02:59 AM
The European candy is awesome.
Catonsville Cooperative Market August 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM
From all the recent comments concerning Aldi and Lotte, it seems there is plenty of support for a market offering sustainable and affordable, local and organic products, right here in the heart of Catonsville.That's what the grassroots effort of Catonsville Cooperative Market is all about.Co-ops look like any other business, they provide products just as conventional businesses do.What makes co-op membership different from other club-like stores, like Costco, for example, is that the members of the co-op are also the owners.As an owner, in addition to getting the products you need and access to great deals, you also get to participate in the co-op by voting in board of directors’ elections and sharing your input.Rather than rewarding outside investors with its profits, a co-op returns surplus revenue to its owners in proportion to how much they use the co-op, in the form of patronage dividends.This democratic approach to business results in a powerful economic force that benefits the co-op, its owners, and the community it serves. Cooperation is defined as working together toward the same end and joining forces to accomplish a task that one can’t achieve alone. Co-ops give you the opportunity to get the products you need on a daily basis while strengthening the community around you. In our case, we plan to purchase as many products from local farmers and other local businesses as possible. Please check us out and get involved. wwww.catonsvillecooperativemarket.com

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