Monday, January 11, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Lidl Sandy Springs To Open January 20, More Stores Planned For Metro Atlanta

Lidl will open their latest Atlanta area store January 20 in Sandy Springs.  ToNeTo Atlanta first reported October 28, 2019 that the store, first announced in 2017, would in fact be moving forward albeit in a slightly different form.  Originally planned as a ground-up freestanding store, it is instead opening in a roughly 29,000 square foot portion of the former Marshalls in the center previously known as Marshalls Plaza and today known as City Center Crossing.  

Lidl's new location puts its literally across the street from rival German discount grocer Aldi, which anchors Cornerstone Square shopping center where it occupies an 18,400 square foot space.  

The grocer, which entered the Atlanta market in 2019 (and the state in 2017 with a store in Augusta), today operates thirteen stores in the state including eleven in metro Atlanta.  Lidl in 2020 added new stores in Brookhaven, East Cobb, Suwanee and Marietta, among other communities, and has plans to add stores to Roswell and Kirkwood in the coming months.  

ToNeTo Atlanta has also confirmed that another two Lidl stores are slated for Cumming and Lawrenceville.  In Cumming, Lidl will open a new store at 4335 Kelly Mill Road, where it will anchor The Shoppes at Kelly Mill.  The Lidl in Lawrenceville will open on vacant land at 1945 Braselton Highway.  

Current Lidl stores in the state include: Snellville, Mableton, Marietta (2),  Brookhaven, Peachtree Corners, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Jonesboro, Suwanee, Lawrenceville and Augusta.

Sources close to the grocer indicate that there are also plans for Lidl stores in Midtown Atlanta and another in Cobb county, among others.  

Have you been to a Lidl store?  If you have, do you prefer it to Aldi?  What is a staple grocery item that you are willing to purchase the house brand of?

Please share your thoughts below.

11 comments:

Stussey said...

At a commission meeting last year there were talks of one being built on Memorial near Ivy Prep. I'm sure covid has slowed/stopped those plans.

Anonymous said...

I've been to the Lidl on North Druid Hills rd a few times. I've gotten some produce and some frozen appetizers there that have been good. We bought some bread in their bakery that was horrible. That was surprising since the bakery smells so good. I just consider Lidl a supplemental grocery store to pick up extra things I don't need. I think of Aldi the same way although I know people get great things at Aldi. There are just so many grocery stores now.

Lee said...

I like Aldi better but i prefer Trader Joes over both

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Dee Johnson said...

You forgot to mention the Lidl currently being built from the ground up on Covington Hwy at Panola Rd in Lithonia.

Mm said...

They are also building one in Decatur

BK said...

Fairly certain the other East Cobb location would be the anchor in the Sprayberry Crossing Redevelopment thats been on again / off again for years. The latest set of preliminary zoning plans looked exactly like a prototype ground up LIDL. Anything happening there would be better than what there now.

Anonymous said...

the homeless lady that lives in the park down the street she has switched from Aldi to Lidl

Anonymous said...

I thought there was going to be a Lidl on GA 20 in Sugar Hill.

BigRedDogATL said...

The store in Roswell is currently under construction. They tore down a small strip shopping center to build the Roswell stand-alone store at the corner of Holcomb Bridge and Grimes Bridge roads.

Anonymous said...

I've barely seen any work at all on the Kirkwood/Memorial Dr. site even though it was approved by DeKalb over a year ago, I really wonder if it's still happening

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