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Lyndhurst approves plans for Aldi expansion

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May 19, 2017

The city's Architectural Board of Review, on Thursday, approved supermarket Aldi's plans for a building expansion.


The expansion work will have the store's western wall extended outward 17 feet.


"It will make the sales area bigger," said Aldi Construction Manager Ian McManamon. "We want to bring in more non-perishables (such as) more organic produce, gluten-free options and other products people want."


McManamon said remodeling work inside the store, 5144 Mayfield Road, which will bring new LED lighting, shelving, coolers and freezers, an environmentally-friendly refrigeration system and other additions, will begin in mid-July.


This open-store remodel work will take place in various spaces inside the store, while initial temporary work takes place on the expanded area.


While construction work occurs, there will be fencing around the entrance and west side of the building, McManamon said.


During the phased remodeling work, he said, some products may be limited in availability. The store will post signs as to what is limited.


The store will close to the public on Sept. 21 as the cooler, freezer and sales shelving are replaced. The store will re-open on Oct. 26.


McManamon noted that the project construction schedule is subject to change as site details are ironed out and plan submittals are made to the city.


Abigail Callos, of MS Consultants, Architects & Planners, of Columbus, said the additional square footage will keep the store, built in 2008, more in line with Aldi's prototype stores.


The added space will bring the Lyndhurst store from16,590 square feet, to 18,626 square feet. The Aldi prototype store is nearly 20,000 square feet, although newer stores are being built up to 30,000 square feet.


The addition, Callos noted, is less expensive than constructing a new building.


"(The Lyndhurst store) is doing well and we're very happy with the location," McManamon said.


McManamon said that it is anticipated that only a few parking spaces will be lost at the store, which now has parking for 96.


The planned work also calls for the front of the building, where the signage is located, to be set about three feet higher than it currently stands.


"I think it's great that people are already looking forward to the Aldi's being expanded," said Mayor Patrick Ward, who is a member of the ABR. "We're very happy with the store and the condition it's kept in."


Originally published by and written by Jeff Piorkowski. Original article can be found here.