Community leaders and residents have given the thumbs up to the news that discount food chain Aldi has set their sights on opening a store in Cheadle. Last week, we reported that Aldi had confirmed that Cheadle was one of the areas it is looking at as part of it’s plans for further expansion across the nation.
Community leaders and residents have given the thumbs up to the news that discount food chain Aldi has set their sights on opening a store in Cheadle.
Last week, we reported that Aldi had confirmed that Cheadle was one of the areas it is looking at as part of it’s plans for further expansion across the nation.
Since then we have received lots of comments about the possibility of an Aldi in town.
Cheadle Town Mayor, councillor Sue Walley said: “It is excellent news that Aldi has included Cheadle in their list of potential sites for a new store.
“We need to encourage investment in Cheadle and investigate the possibility of a site.”
We also asked our readers, through our Facebook page, if they would shop at Aldi if it came to Cheadle,
More than 45 people said that they would, with just one saying no. Here are some of the additional comments which were made:
Richard Bloor said: “Yes definitely but where can they fit it there’s no room in Cheadle, with all these housing estates going up?”
Laura Jayne said: “100 per cent yes. Use Aldi every week for our weekly shop, love it.”
Ellie Spencer Helen said: “Yes I definitely would, so would my relatives.”
Katrina Finney said: “Yes and I’d put it where the Lightwood nursing home used to be.”
Amanda Jane Nutt said: “Yes. We currently go to the Aldi at Meir Park for our main food shop so this would be perfect.”
And Judy Burton said: “Yes of course. Why don’t they have the ground where Lightwood Home stood, that ground has had nothing done to it.”
Meanwhile, the Times & Echo has contacted Lidl this week, another discount food chain which had, back in October 2019, confirmed it was looking for a suitable site in Cheadle.
A spokesman for Lidl said this week: “We can confirm that Cheadle continues to be an area of interest for us and as such features in our most recent site requirements brochure.
“While we don’t currently have anything firm in the pipeline, we continue to review opportunities within the area.”
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