German grocer Lidl plans to open a store in Port Richmond, its first Philadelphia location, by next spring.
The store on Butler Street near Aramingo Avenue is among 25 locations spanning from South Carolina to New York that Lidl — pronounced Lee-dell — plans to open by spring of 2020, it said in a release Friday.
The release made no mention of the proposals for locations in South and Northeast Philadelphia that have surfaced in the past.
Lidl spokesperson Will Harwood said in an email that it is too early “to offer specifics on the other sites that are under consideration."
Lidl opened its first stores in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina in June 2017, with shelves filled with merchandise from in-house labels priced to dramatically undercut competing grocers, a model pioneered in the United States by German supermarket chain Aldi.
It aims to have more than 100 stores in operation by the end of 2020, according to Friday’s release.
Among its nearly 70 currently operating stores, those closest to Philadelphia are in Delaware County’s Ridley Township, Vineland, N.J., and Middletown, Del.