Grocer Lidl officially enters Richmond market

By Mike Platania | Richmond BizSense

German chain Lidl opened its first four stores in the Richmond area Thursday. Ribbons were cut at 12151 W. Broad St. in the GreenGate development, 1311 Mall Drive near Chesterfield Towne Center, 5110 S. Laburnum Ave. and 11701 Iron Bridge Road.

In attendance at the 36,000-square-foot Lidl in GreenGate were Lidl U.S. CEO Brendan Proctor and Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Lidl has at least five other local stores in the works. Site work is underway for a store on West Broad Street, a store on Staples Mill Road appears ready to open and the company recently acquired land in Chesterfield and Hanover for two other locations.

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