(La Porte, IN) - Work has begun on a new Aldi grocery store in La Porte.
Aldi is relocating from the city’s west side on Indiana 2 to New Porte Landing. Surveying and soil borings are among the things happening now to prepare for construction in the spring.
“They’ll do site work here as long as the weather allows. We’ll look forward to that project being done next year,” said Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership.
The new Aldi store is on the northwest corner of the New Porte Landing property beside Pine Lake and Truesdell Avenues. After Aldi relocates, the city hopes soon to find another grocer for the city’s west side.
Cook said the city and Rural King are working to lure a supermarket to the former Maple Lane Mall shopping center, which Rural King now owns.
Aldi recently opened a brand new store in Chesterton, Indiana. The company plans to open 100 more stores within the following year.