Mishawaka Aldi reopens following renovations
MISHAWAKA, Ind.—Mishawaka’s Aldi location has reopened.
The store at 210 W. Douglas Road reopened Thursday following renovations that started in early September.
Completion of renovations at the Mishawaka store marks the last bit of work on an eight store, $12 million remodel of the chain’s South Bend-Elkhart area stores. Aldi has had stores in the Michiana region for the last 25 years.
The store is now larger than it was previously, sitting at 12,000 square feet as opposed to the original roughly 10,000 square foot space.
Renovated stores in the region feature a greater focus on fresh food, produce, dairy and baked goods, according to Director of Store Operations Marcos Lopez.
“We’ve made a major investment in our produce selection by increasing the quantities of fresh and refrigerated items. We’re also delivering fresh produce to every single store in the U.S. every day, including this store,” Lopez said.
Another aspect of the renovations is the environmentally friendly addition of energy-efficient LED lighting and refrigeration systems.
“We’re always looking for ways to save our customers money and this is just one way, if we can keep our energy costs low, then we can pass those savings onto our customers and at the same time, be mindful of the impact that has on the environment,” Lopez said.
The store also has more parking spaces and shopping carts available for customers to use.
A grand re-opening celebration will be held on October 17 starting at 8:30 a.m. with prizes, giveaways and samples for customers throughout the day.