New Potsdam Aldi store to open Aug. 1
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 2:36 pm

POTSDAM -- A new Aldi store will officially open at 7495 Route 11, across from the Potsdam Walmart, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. following a brief ribbon cutting.

To celebrate the opening of the Potsdam store, Aldi will host the ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend and tour the new store.

Those attending the event can enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win Aldi gift certificates.

The Potsdam location will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

According to a release issued by the company, Aldi is a grocery retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition and operates more than 1,200 U.S. stores located in 32 states.

Aaron Sumida, Aldi division vice president, said stores typically employ 8 to 10 people.

Construction on the $1.5 million store began in April and was completed recently.