Huge 18,000 Square Foot Supermarket opens in Longbeach
Popular discount grocery store chain Aldi opened its second Long Beach location on December 1. The store is located at 955 E. Anaheim Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. On opening day, the Central Long Beach store was open at 8 a.m. and rewarded its first 100 shoppers with a gift card.
Aldi is a German-based grocery store chain that has made its mark in the U.S. with over 1,000 new stores opened across the nation over the past decade. The grocer offers exclusive brand deals and has distinguished itself as a market with competitive pricing. Although Aldi isn’t quite as popular in California as it is in other locations, it still received a decent showing on its opening day.
The new 18,504 square-foot location was built where a large fire leveled multiple buildings in December 2022. The grocery store was originally part of a plan to overhaul the shopping center before the fire. That plan included renovations to other business facades in the strip mall, which were later destroyed by the fire.
Aldi’s first Long Beach location is in Bixby Knolls. Overall, this Longbeach expansion should come as no surprise seeing as Aldi has grown rapidly in recent years. In fact, it is quite literally the fastest growing supermarket in the US.