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Opening of W.Va. ALDI delayed

December 12, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The opening of the ALDI grocery store in the city is slated for early 2013, a spokeswoman for the project said Wednesday.

ALDI’s website indicated Wednesday night that the grand opening for the new store off Edwin Miller Boulevard is scheduled for Thursday, but the opening was pushed back due to construction delays, according to Gabrielle Brewer.

When open, the Martinsburg store will join several other ALDI grocery markets in the region, including stores in Charles Town, W.Va., Hagerstown, Frederick, Chambersburg, Pa., and Winchester, Va., according to the company’s website.

Brewer said in an email that the grocer has added 50 to 80 new stores in each of the last several years and has more than 1,200 stores in 32 states.

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The Martinsburg store was initially proposed to be about 17,800 square feet, according to planning documents filed with the county planning department.

A company official said in a statement emailed to The Herald-Mail in December 2011 that they had hoped to open the store this summer.

— Matthew Umstead

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