Supermarket chain plan second store for Bridlington

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An award-winning discount food retailer is preparing a proposal for a second food store in Bridlington.

Aldi is joining up with Lateral Property Group to build a new store which would be located on St. John’s Street to the north of Kwik Fit in place of the former Jewson builder’s merchant and closed petrol station.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are excited about the prospect of delivering a second Aldi store to Bridlington. Our existing store in the town is trading at full capacity and we are keen to offer additional choice to residents of north Bridlington and the surrounding areas.”

If built, the new store would increase local shopping choice and access for residents in the centre of Bridlington. The proposal would also deliver a multi-million pound investment to the area and create up to 30 jobs for local people, as well as additional jobs during construction.

The proposed store has been carefully designed to ensure it sits comfortably within the site and positively contributes to the appearance of the surrounding area. A high-quality design featuring high levels of glazing would give a crisp, modern look to the new single-storey building.

The spokesperson added: “Aldi has a unique offering and does not act as a one-stop shop. Aldi does not have a butcher, fishmonger or bakery, nor does it provide crèche facilities or sell, for example, tobacco. Instead Aldi is known for encouraging linked trips between its stores and other businesses in local areas. The proposed second store will offer additional shopping choice, complementing Bridlington’s existing pattern of trading, increasing shopping convenience and encouraging local people to complete their shopping needs within the town, adding to the vitality and viability of the local area.”

Aldi is holding a public exhibition for residents on Monday 19 January between 3pm and 7pm at St. John’s Burlington Methodist Church to come along and meet the Aldi team, find out more about the proposals and provide their feedback on the preliminary plans.

If residents have any questions they can call Aldi’s Freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.

Let us know your thoughts on the proposed new store by emailing newsdesk@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk.