German supermarket giant Aldi is setting its sights on building a new store in Mablethorpe the Leader can reveal.
The opening would be part of a major expansion in Lincolnshire, which would see Aldi create 200 jobs across the county, with the hope of opening new stores in Horncastle, Market Rasen and Skegness.
An outlet in Louth is already under construction.
The announcement follows the discount retailer opening a major shop this month in Immingham.
“We are looking at a number of options to bring a store to Mablethorpe and will be progressing forward with a planning application in the next six months, preceded by a public consultation,” said a spokesman.
“We regularly receive letters from local residents showing support for an Aldi planning application and we look forward to beginning the process
“If planning permission is granted, it is likely the store will open early 2016 at the earliest,” the statement continued.
The Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, Coun Tony Howard thought the news of Aldi was an “interesting development.”
“The possibility of an Aldi coming to Mablethorpe is very good news,” Coun Howard said.
“If there are stores out there that want to come to Mablethorpe to improve our retail offer, then I am all for it. But the Town Council has not yet received any news on this.”
With residents feeling uncertain about Tesco delivering a store in Mablethorpe, is the fresh news of a possible Aldi now a breath of fresh air for Mablethorpe?
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