GIANT/ALDI plan for new stores in State College

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The GIANT Company Friday announced plans for a new store in Benner Township.

The new, ground-up 50,000 square foot store will be built in a new shopping center located on the northwest corner of Paradise Road and Benner Pike. This will be the first store in Benner Township for the company.

Construction on the new GIANT is scheduled to begin in 2022, pending township approvals, and the new store is anticipated to open in 2023. The new store is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the local community.

As for Aldi, the College Township council unanimously voted in agrement for the store to be built.

The store will be located on Benner Pike, next to the Nittany Mall, and is th first of the chain in Centre County. It’s a part of their 2021 expansion plans into the northeast of the country.

As part of its continued mission to offer customers convenience in how and when they shop, ALDI will further expand its eCommerce offering throughout 2021. The company will add Curbside Grocery Pickup service to 500 additional stores by the end of the year, bringing the total number of curbside locations to more than 1,200. ALDI will also continue to offer grocery delivery via Instacart in almost all of its stores.

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