There were rumors, but I tried not to believe them in case my hopes got too high. But after reading this article, the rumors were confirmed! An Aldi less than a mile away! (Were you thinking it was something more exciting? Sorry.) It’s always been annoying to me that we’ve had a grocery store just a few blocks away, yet I’d always rather travel further to a better one. It has been convenient when I am in a pinch, but it was old, and a little scary to be frank. Now, with a newly renovated store, and it being my beloved ALDI, I can get a good portion of my grocery shopping done in good time and good spirits.
I know a lot of the neighborhood is upset about this change, but I guess they haven’t partaken of what this great store has to offer. No, they don’t sell a lot of famous name brands (which I am not one to care about anyway) and they don’t have a full stock of everything (I SO wish they’d invest in fresh herbs, among a few other produce items), but I love it for what it is. I’d say our family has saved hundred of dollars getting our staples at Aldi since my brother introduced us to the place a few years ago. I think the neighborhood will change their tune when they see their receipts as well. Call me a nerd for getting so excited about a grocery store, but this will make my life a bit easier, and every little bit helps.