Discount supermarket chain, Aldi, plans to open its first New York City store at the Rego Park II shopping center at 61-35 Junction Blvd. in Queens.
Aldi Inc. operates more than 1,000 stores in 31 states in the U.S., primarily from Kansas to the East Coast.
Last September, Crain's reported that Aldi was building a store in Queens, but the company declined to disclose the exact location. Now it is gearing up to hire staff, though the store is not expected to open until early 2011.
I believe this is where Walmart had once looked at opening. But it was shot down by self-serving pols for its anti union stance. Well guess what kiddies?
Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be as much resistance to Walmart as there once was. Probably has something to do with the unemployment rate.