It’s showtime for the new Savoy ALDI.
As first reported by chambanamoms.com, the discount grocer will open its long-awaited (and we mean long-awaited!) Savoy location with major fanfare.
To celebrate the opening of the new Savoy store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. The public is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win .
The new location is at 605 N. Dunlap Street. For those unfamiliar, Dunlap is Savoy’s name for Neil Street. The location is south of Curtis Road but north of Old Church.
The store is part of the company’s aggressive $3.4 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. ALDI currently has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month.
Not coincidentally, the Urbana ALDI location will be closed for remodeling starting on October 1 and will re-open on November 10.
ALDI has been in the Champaign-Urbana area since at least the 1980s. It opened the northeast Urbana location in 2006, and moved to its current Champaign location on North Prospect in 2011. The Savoy project has been on and off the table in the village for the better part of the last decade.
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