LIDL GROCERY STORE TO JOIN NORTH BRUNSWICK SHOPPING CENTER

A Lidl grocery store will open next year in the North Brunswick Shopping Center, a welcome and long awaited replacement to the former A&P grocery that shuttered in 2015 following bankruptcy. Construction is underway to subdivide the former A&P location, providing Lidl with more than 26,000 square feet of retail space.

Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack lauded the pending arrival of the grocer. “I know this is welcoming news to many in our community, particularly our senior citizens who live in close proximity to the shopping center and have missed the opportunity to walk to a local grocery store,” he said.

A global enterprise, the Germany-based market has more than 10,000 stores in 29 countries and is similar to counterpart Aldi, providing “high quality and low prices” according to their website. There are currently three Lidl stores operating in New Jersey and the North Brunswick store is part of a statewide expansion. Lidl products are almost entirely of their own private brand and customers provide their own bags.

“We are grateful to our partners at Levin Management who have long shared our interest in attracting a new grocery store to the shopping center and successfully negotiated this lease,” said Michael Hritz, Director of Community Development for the township. “Lidl is a welcome new anchor for the shopping center and will certainly be welcomed by the local community.” Hritz expects the store to open next spring.