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Thursday, December 8, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Aldi, the international discount grocery store chain, is closing its Maywood location at 215 Madison St., village officials announced during a community meeting held in Maywood today.
“We just received a notice yesterday,” said Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon during a community meeting held Thursday night at Kathy’s Cafe, 1008 S. 17th Ave.
“The reason they stated is because the store is underperforming,” he said. “But I truly believe that they knew they were leaving months ago. You just don’t make a decision in one day.”
Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, who was also in attendance at tonight’s meeting, confirmed the news. Brandon said that the grocery store chain, which has over 10,000 locations worldwide, owns the Maywood location on which it sits and that it plans to sell the property.
“What we can do is, and I’d encourage you all — come to the board meetings,” Brandon said to the half-dozen community members in attendance. “We have businesses at the table who want to move into Maywood. We have a grocery store at the table, but you guys have to be at the table as well and apart of the conversation.”
Brandon and Perkins didn’t specify how much longer the Maywood Aldi would stay open.
Aldi has at least three other locations within a 3-mile radius of Maywood, including stores in Bellwood, Melrose Park and North Riverside.
Aldi officials could not be contacted before this article was published. This story will be updated if and/or when the company comments on the matter. VFP
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