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ALDI grocery store to open in Alexandria

ALDI, a global supermarket chain based in Germany, plans to open a grocery store in Alexandria.

The Alexandria Building Department received the building permit application for the store last week.

Plans call for a 17,000 square foot building with a canopy that will be built south of 50th Avenue West, between Fleet Farm and Culver’s. The estimated cost of the project is $800,000.

ALDI says one way it’s able to offer low food prices is by keeping its carts in one place. Customers pay a quarter to use a cart and get it back when they return it.

In addition, ALDI only accepts cash, debit or EBT cards and asks customers to bring their own bags or purchase reusable bags at checkout.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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