ALDI supermarket set to open Thursday morning in Southington

ALDI supermarket set to open Thursday morning in Southington


SOUTHINGTON — Aldi supermarket will be the first business to open in a new Queen Street plaza.

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the store, 811 Queen St., according to a company statement.

The first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket with Aldi gift cards. Tours will be provided, samples will be handed out and shoppers will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a year’s supply of Aldi produce.

“We know Southington residents are looking for a great value and quality groceries they love,” said Bruce Persohn, Aldi’s South Windsor division vice president.

The plaza is owned by local developer John Senese, and will include a Chick-fil-A, which is under construction. On adjacent property along Queen Street, also owned by Senese, a Go Urgent Care medical facility is under construction. Last month, Senese got approval to modify zoning regulations to allow for a AAA office and Mission BBQ restaurant next to the plaza. Senese has also purchased several homes in a neighborhood off Queen Street that he hopes to develop.

The Southington Aldi will have a new, modern look, according to the company, which is focusing on fresh items and larger bakery, dairy and produce sections. An Aldi in nearby Bristol was recently renovated. There is also an Aldi off Route 5 in Wallingford, near the Meriden town line. The Southington store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The company is “in the midst of an accelerated growth plan,” according to a statement. To date, there are about 1,600 stores in 35 states. By the end of 2018, the company expects to operate 2,000 stores.

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