A new Aldi store in Greenwich is set to open on 28th October 2021.
The unit is located on Greenwich High Road in a former Poundstretcher unit alongside a neighbouring unit housing Greenwich Grill.
Plans to open the store were approved earlier this year.
The store is ideally placed for tourist traffic located between Greenwich station and many sites. It also has a large number of new residents moving into new-build blocks to entice.
The Greenwich branch is under Aldi’s Local banner – which is a concept that began in 2019 with a store in Balham.
These are town centre stores where many people are not expected to shop using cars. As such, bulkier items including those in centre aisles will be reduced in number.
There is of course a car park, which will possibly see a temporary Post Office as plans have been submitted to demolish the existing building.
That was covered on this site last month.
It’s somewhat surprising this area of town with surface parking and low-rise buildings between single and three storeys in height has survived this long given it’s location.
The land owner could go for 4-5 stories in height with flats above parking (if retained at all) alongside commercial and educational space.
There’s also sizable amounts of vacant land behind neighbouring buildings.
It wouldn’t be a great surprise to see development plans in the coming few years.