Update: Aldi Seeks Former Borders Space For Grocery Store

The prominent space along Olive Boulevard has been vacant since the bookseller closed last year.

2:28 p.m. Update- An ALDI spokesperson told Patch Monday afternoon that the grocer doesn't have "definite plans" to open a location in Creve Coeur.

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Creve Coeur City officials confirmed Monday that the discount grocer ALDI has filed building permits to take over the former Borders Bookstore site at 11745 Olive Boulevard.

The bookseller announced a liquidation of assets last summer and closed in September.

An ALDI spokesperson was not immediately available for comment Monday morning. According to city planners, a grocery store is a permitted use for the site as it is presently zoned. City approval would be required for signage and changes to the building's exterior.

According to a recent news release announcing the opening of a store in Alabama, "ALDI opened 75 stores in the United States in 2011 and plans to open 90 stores in 2012. ALDI has approximately 1,200 U.S. stores located in 31 states."

There are currently 20 ALDI locations in the St. Louis area according to the company's website.

Linda Kottler April 06, 2012 at 11:06 AM


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