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Aldi On Cermak In Pilsen Is Closing This Month For 6-Week Renovation

The store will close near the end of the month to undergo renovations as part of the company's efforts to remodel and expand across the nation.

The Aldi store in Pilsen is set to close for several weeks before reopening later this fall, store officials said.
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PILSEN — Aldi shoppers will have to find a new place to grab their groceries when the Pilsen location closes its doors for six weeks to undergo renovations later this month.

The store at 1739 W. Cermak Road will temporarily close as part of remodeling efforts taking place at Aldi stores across the nation.

Later this month, the neighborhood Aldi will close its doors and is expected to reopen Nov. 8, David Zalunardo, vice president of the Aldi’s Valparasio division, said in an email.

Customer services representatives said the store is scheduled to close on Sept. 24 to begin the remodel.

The Aldi at 8333 S. Cicero Ave. in Ashburn is also set to undergo renovations starting next week and is scheduled to reopen on Oct. 25, Zalunardo said.

In 2017, the grocery store announced it would be investing $1.6 billion to remodel by the end of 2020, according to the company.

Aldi plans a “modern design” with open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials. The new layout will include additional refrigeration space, wider aisles and an expanded produce section.

“The new Aldi store look delivers on its customers’ desire for a modern and convenient shopping experience with a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections,” the company said.

During the announcement, Jason Hart, CEO of Aldi, said the remodeled stores will have more space for produce, meat and bakery items and the company aims to complete the rehab by 2020.

Last month, the company said it was more than halfway through the remodel investment, and planned to expand its more than 1,8000 stores across the country to 2,500 by the end of 2022.

In addition to the store expansions and remodel, the company emphasized that it would be introducing new products.

The company completed renovations to other locations in North Center and opened a combined Bucktown and Wicker Park store since 2016.

Founded in Germany in 1946, Aldi operates more than 9,000 stores worldwide. In 1966, the company split into two separate entities: Aldi Nord, which owns Trader Joe’s, and Aldi Sud, which runs the Aldi supermarkets.