Ground is broken and construction has begun on the Lidl grocery store that will be located on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington.
The Lexington location is being built on the lot formerly home to a JT's car dealership and situated across the road from the newly constructed Lowes Foods-anchored Lexington Square shopping center. Also across the road from Lidl is the company's biggest competitor--Aldi.
While no specific project completion or projected opening date has been set for the Lexington location, it is expected that the store will open in early 2018. In the meantime, Lidl is opening two other locations in South Carolina on Sept. 7--one on North Road in Orangeburg and one on 425 Bypass 72 Northwest in Greenwood. According to the company website, the grocery chain already has locations in Greenville, Spartanburg, Rock Hill, Goose Creek, North Augusta and Fort Mill.
Lidl is headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, and operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries. The company first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Va., in June 2015. Since then, it has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Alamance County, North Carolina, Cecil County, Maryland and Bartow County, Georgia.
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The first 100 customers to arrive at the 8 a.m. openings of the Orangeburg and Greenwood locations will earn the chance to win up to $100 in Lidl gift cards and giveaways will continue throughout the day.