BLOOMINGTON — A new Aldi is scheduled to open Thursday off of Market Street.
The 907 Maple Hill Road location will replace the store at 1025 Wylie Drive set to close on Wednesday.
Aldi Dwight Division Vice President Heather Moore said the new store will be 12,515 square feet and will have open ceilings, natural lighting, environmentally friendly building materials and ample refrigerator space.
"One of the main reasons we relocated our Bloomington store was to provide our shoppers a bigger store to accommodate an expanded product selection," Moore said in an email.
The new store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Grocery delivery and curbside pickup will continue to be available at the Bloomington and Normal locations.
"Aldi has been a part of the Bloomington community since 1991 and with this brand-new store, we are excited to provide an improved shopping experience for our loyal Bloomington customers," Moore said.
Moore said the company is expanding other Central Illinois stores including projects in Peoria. They recently completed renovations in eight other locations.
The first Aldi
opened in 1961 in Germany. 9 historic photos from The Pantagraph archives
9 historic photos from The Pantagraph archives
Withers Public Library
Withers Public Library, Bloomington, 1922. Courtesy Illinois Wesleyan University Special Collections
Owen Tilbury on the right with the Tilbury Flash, a racing monoplane he designed, 1934. Richard Weber is his assistant. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History, Pantagraph Collection
Pantagraph motorcyclist delivering newspapers, circa 1925. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History, Pantagraph Collection
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Waiting outside of Irvin Theatre, Bloomington, circa 1926. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History
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Gov. Henry Horner giving his re-election speech, 1936. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History, Pantagraph Collection
Divers at Miller Park
Divers at Miller Park, Bloomington, June 13, 1932. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History, Pantagraph Collection
Cooksville in the 1930s. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History, Pantagraph Collection
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A Friday the 13th prank in Old North Hall at Illinois Wesleyan University. Courtesy Illinois Wesleyan University
The Pantagraph updates a bulletin board for the 1934 election as a crowd looks on, Bloomington. Courtesy of the McLean County Museum of History
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