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Gage Park Aldi Will Reopen This Week With A New Look And More Veggies

Upgrades to the Gage Park store location is part of ALDI's $180 million plan to update 130 stores in the area.

Inside a remodeled Aldi.
Image courtesy Aldi.
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GAGE PARK— After weeks of remodeling, Aldi is set to reopen its Gage Park location this week.

The grocery store at 4934 S. Kedzie Ave. will host a grand reopening at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning and the first 100 customers will get gift cards, according to an Aldi spokesman.

Shoppers will also have a chance to enter for a year’s supply of produce and sample new food items.

The grocery franchise recently renovated stores in Pilsen, Albany Park, North Center and Bucktown to make way for more produce, meat and bakery items.

David Zalunardo, vice president of Aldi’s Valparaiso division, said the updated store layout will allow for more products. 

“We know our customers want more fresh and convenient options, and by renovating our stores, we are able to provide new products as well as more of their favorites,” Valparaiso previously said of the upgrades.

In 2017, the grocery store announced it would be investing $1.9 billion to remodel 1,300 stores across the country, and 130 stores in the Chicago area by the end of 2020. 

“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.

Last fall, 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.

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.

The Gage Park Aldi will be open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.