Open date for Aldi Harrogate

An Aldi store in Leyland.An Aldi store in Leyland.
An Aldi store in Leyland.

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Aldi has confirmed that it will open its Harrogate store in early 2016.

Contractors are due to move into the former Dreams Bed Store in the next few weeks to begin work extending the unit.

Planning permission was granted for the German budget supermarket chain in June last year, though

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A spokesperson for the chain said: “Aviva, the owner of the Dreams unit, is due on site in the coming weeks to extend the unit. Completion of that extension is currently scheduled for October 2015, and then Aldi will commence fitting out the unit with a view to opening the store in early 2016.”

The budget retailer, which saw sales increase by 22.6 per cent over the 2014 Christmas period, is also planning to open stores in nearby Ripon and Wetherby.

In their application to Harrogate Borough Council, developer Savills said: “The discount sector of the grocery market has developed significantly over the last ten years, with particular growth in popularity recently as the UK has experienced an economic downturn,“ and added the store will create around 18 jobs.

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