A well-known discount grocer is planning to expand into Southwest Volusia.
ALDI, a German-based global supermarket chain, will move into the West Volusia Towne Center on Harley Strickland Boulevard, and will occupy the space that was formerly a Bed Bath & Beyond store.
Bed Bath & Beyond closed its Orange City store, and more recently its store in Sanford, amid the company’s financial losses.
Orange City Development Services Director Becky Mendez said ALDI has taken out a $750,000 interior-renovation permit for the 25,000-square-foot retail space.
Thus far, ALDI has not responded to The Beacon’s request for more information on the proposed opening of its first store in the Four Towns area, such as the possible opening date.
ALDI has stores in many countries around the world, and has expanded in the United States, including two stores in DeLand among 203 in Florida.
The corporate name ALDI comes from Albrecht Diskont. Albrecht is the name of the family that established and owns the business, and Diskont is the German word for “discount.”