Discount grocer Aldi buys Fort Worth Avenue property

Dick Seib told Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce members Monday night that discount grocer Aldi last week bought property on Fort Worth Avenue, where it plans to build a store. The grocer is opening about 20 stores in the Dallas area this year, including one at Illinois and Hampton. Aldi, which has the same German owner as Trader Joe’s, bought the old Trinity Bank Building just across the street from Seib’s La Reunion Town Center, which is under construciton.

The town center includes a 198-unit luxury apartment complex for people 55 and older, which is expected to start leasing next month. This summer, construction is expected to begin on "the Orleans", 240 luxury apartments built over retail. Minyard is the only other grocery in the immediate area.



By |2011-03-09T13:46:45-05:00February 23rd, 2010|Development, News|8 Comments

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  1. bankalchemist April 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    stay vigilant if the Seibs are involved. you will need plenty of ASAOS insurance and never give them the wallet.

  2. KelliWarren March 8, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    I Lived in that neighborhood as a child and concidering moving back because of aldi i live in East dallas and they have quality products at a great price we should want another palce to spend ur hard earned dollars the atmosphere{in store} is great and i think its wonderful for anyone who trying to watch there pennies Welcome Aldi

  3. Chris October 7, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    HEB needs to come in and save the day. Aldi sucks. Fiesta is ok.

  4. none February 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    The last thing we need is discount grocery store. You can probably agree that The Dollar Store would most likely move in next. Attracting these types of businesses is not a good thing for the community as a whole, as it attracts similar types of businesses, then of course, the clientele associated with these types of businesses. It is harsh but true.

    I am not concerned about saving money on groceries. My first priority is quality. Though I do shop and support our local Tom Thumb I still have to go across the river for specialty bread, cheese, wine, etc.. which are used on a weekly basis.

  5. Dan February 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Well it shonds like good news. The problem with Krogers here in the Cliff is that it took forever to get service.
    Tom Thumb is too expensive for what you get. Ever wonder how is it that so many chains that claim that they could not make a “profit” yet, Fiesta keeps growing!?

  6. Mr. Mac February 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    The thought of having a Trader Joe’s is nice. However, in a community that can’t or won’t support more than a small Tom Thumb or a dilapidated Kroger, how would a store like Trader Joe’s survive? Let’s not forget we had Albertson’s at one time and they packed their bags and left Oak Cliff.

    I’m not familiar with Aldi, but if they are low cost, have decent produce, and I don’t have to wait in line for an hour (like you do at WalMart), I’m all in and will shop there. Heck, I’ll even give Sav-A-Lot a chance if they ever get the Jeff-Davis store open.

    I applaud the folks at Aldi for coming into Oak Cliff. I say let’s support them. Then if we can get beer and liquor sales in the OC, maybe Trader Joe’s will will come. Until then, if you have to have your fix of “healthy” shopping, head on over to Whole Foods and rub elbows with the folks from HP or out to the Cedar Hill Sprout’s.

  7. rc February 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    I know Aldi and there is nothing “fancy” “cool” or “unusual”.
    It’s a no frills, discount grocery store for people who are not into fancy foods, ambience.

    I would say give me Trader Joe, Whole Foods or nothing.I’ll just keep driving across the river like everyone else.

  8. klotoole February 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    I wish it was going to be a Trader Joe’s. Being from Indianapolis, I miss their products.

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