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Aldi files plans to build 16,400-square-foot grocery

Construction of a new Aldi store, more than four times larger than the existing store, could begin within the next month once building and site plans receive final approval.

According to the plans filed with the Bellefontaine City Engineer’s office, Aldi will spend about $900,000 to construct a 16,400-square-foot store at 2175 S. Main St., the site of the former Ohio Department of Transportation county garage.

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Aldi has filed plans to build a new grocery at 2175 S. Main St. similar to this facility on Bechtel Avenue in Springfield. EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST

Aldi paid $800,000 for the seven-acre property.

The new store will occupy 2.72 acres and provide 80 parking spaces for patrons.

Aldi’s current grocery occupies 3,500 square feet in Fontaine Plaza shopping center, 1708 S. Main St.

Aldi, a German-based company, opened its first U.S. store in 1976 and now has more than 1,000 in 31 states.

It has operations in 17 countries, mostly in Europe.

Aldi did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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