Sunday, November 4, 2007

Aldi to Open on Thursday...

My fellow Tattlers,

The new Aldi store will open along McKnight Road at the Shoppes at Northway (Northway Mall) this Thursday (Nov. 8). The store opening is part of a revitalization effort of the more than 40-year-old shopping facility.

Additional renovation plans have added several new businesses to the mall as well as converting a portion of the upper level into an outdoor shopping center. Residents can expect even more changes at Shoppes at Northway as time goes on.

Though the store offers lower priced goods, the opening has not been embraced by all. This Tattler recently read an anonymous comment left on the Tattler.

We live near an Aldi distribution centre in the Wirral, Cheshire, it is a nightmare, supplier's wagons using the area as giant carpark and toilet, refrigeration units running all night long stopping local residents sleep, extreme noise issues when they load and increased diesel fumes.

The whole Aldi thing should be stopped. They are damaging the rural areas, residential areas etc.

I've also received several comments from site visitors who believe the store will bring in a bad element. While I can agree with some comments, this Tattler plans to wait and see what happens.

Aldi officials are holding a grand opening event on Thursday. The store is the 893rd for the chain.

Working to keep you posted...


Paul said...

The negative comments attributed to a Wirral resident seem to be about an Aldi's distribution center, not an Aldi's store. I wouldn't expect the same problems from a store.

I'd be more concerned about the general atmosphere that the Aldi's tend to create. Every one I've ever been to or driven by in the past seems to be poorly maintained both inside and out, generally dirty & dingy and the parking lots tend to be constantly strewn with the boxes and bags the shoppers bring to package their stuff and don't much care what mess they leave in someone else's neighborhood.

Let's see now with the easy sledding Aldi's had opening if the same result is true of a Super Walmart that is proposed.

Ross officials of late really seem to be making an effort to draw in the "bad element" from neighboring areas.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but i love Aldi stores and i like the prices and the stores are always clean inside and out, including their restrooms.