|Before Staples was here, this was a Giant.|
The new store will be in a space that has been vacant since Staples closed in April 2016. That shopping center is also getting a new Five Guys burger restaurant
The new Aldi store will be about the same size as the Aldi that opened in Annandale May 4, said Jeff Baehr, Frederick Division vice president for Aldi. It will have five aisles and about 12,500 square feet of selling space.
Like the Annandale store and new Aldi stores opening across the country, “the Merrifield store will focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy, and bakery sections,” Baehr said. “The store will also feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting, and environmentally friendly building materials, such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration, and LED lighting.”