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Aldi to debut in New York City

Queens, N.Y. -- Discount grocer Aldi said Thursday it will open its first-ever New York City store on Feb. 18. The new store is located in the borough of Queens.

Aldi, which offers a limited assortment of items, said it will bring its standard floorplan to Queens, which includes wider-than-typical 8-ft. aisles.

The Queens store is the first of three grocery stores the company plans to open in the area, including new locations in the Bronx and Bay Shore areas.

“We are looking for other opportunities in the city,” said Bruce Persohn, VP of Aldi's South Windsor division in Connecticut, adding that Aldi is focusing on all five boroughs as well as Long Island, according to a report by Crain’s New York.

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