A year-and-a-half after Best Buy of Middletown shut its doors, the space will be filled again — this time with a discount grocery store.
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 3, ALDI, located at 890 West Main Road, will open for business.
“We are pleased to bring our first store to the Middletown area to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Bruce Persohn, South Windsor division vice president for ALDI.
To celebrate the new Middletown store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on the opening day.
According to ALDI, prices can be as low as 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The chain claims to eliminates overhead costs by offering programs such as a cart rental system through which shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouragement of customers to bring their own shopping bags.
The Middletown location will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT cards.
The Middletown store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs.
ALDI has more than 1,200 U.S. stores located in 32 states. Over the last several years, ALDI has added approximately 50-80 new stores each year, expanding the ability to bring grocery savings to more people every day.