Aldi considers opening another store in area

By Henry Culvyhouse

Discount supermarket chain Aldi took the first step this week toward opening a store in the Riverton Commons Shopping Center in Warren County.

Aldi presented its plans to move into the shopping center to the Warren County Development Review Committee on Wednesday. The supermarket, which owns about 1,300 stores in 32 states, is expected to submit site plans to the Warren County Planning and Zoning Department the second week of November.

Warren County Planning Director Taryn Logan said Wednesday’s presentation to the committee is just the first of many steps for the supermarket.

“We’re not a decision-making body, but a collection of different county, town and state departments and agencies who get together so we can have open lines of communications about projects and developments in the area,” Logan said. “This presentation was a way for Aldi to know what issues they have before moving forward.”

A Virginia Department of Transportation representative asked questions about access to the store, while a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality representative asked questions about the site’s rainwater collection.

Attempts to contact Aldi, which has a store at Kernstown Commons south of Winchester, were not successful on Friday afternoon.

Contact staff writer Henry Culvyhouse at 540-465-5137 ext. 184, or hculvyhouse@nvdaily.com