Now that Germany’s popular discount grocer Lidl is on the ground running all along the east coast of the United States, it is keeping the momentum going with new stores in an effort to reach its goal of 100 locations by next summer. And if current movements in Alabama and Texas are correct, shoppers in those states won’t have to wait long to become Lidl shoppers themselves.
The most promising development is in Alabama where Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling made an announcement that Lidl would soon make the town home to the first store in the state. Bowling said the store’s presence would create a tremendous “ripple effect” for his town once the store opens along the Highway 20/Calvary Assembly area at Beltline Road and Glenn Street.
In Texas, Lidl’s plans are no secret as open property across the state continues to be consumed by the retailer. San Antonio is the latest town to see some promising news as Lidl recently bought 5.3 acres on the west side of the city near the intersection of Alamo Ranch and Lone Star parkways. Just a few months back in August, a 4.2 acre lot was also purchased by the grocer on the east side at Seguin Road and Wood Glen Drive.
Lidl remains quiet on these future developments, so no timeframe for an opening is known, but with an $83 million investment to build 14 stores in the Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas alone, you can expect construction to begin very soon.