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Lidl to open third Baltimore County location in Reisterstown

Lidl opened its first store in 1973 in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and made its U.S. debut in 2017 with 10 stores across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Lidl opened its first store in 1973 in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and made its U.S. debut in 2017 with 10 stores across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.(iStock.com/ttatty)

German grocer Lidl is due to open a third Baltimore County location in the expanding Reisterstown Shopping Center, Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka announced on Facebook.

The discount chain opened its first Baltimore County locations in Catonsville and Perry Hall in January, and plans to open its first Baltimore location in the redeveloped Northwood Plaza Shopping Center. It also plans to open a store in the Mall of Columbia in spring 2021 in the former Sears space.

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In Reisterstown, Lidl will open a new 30,000-square foot store between Chick-fil-A and Planet Fitness, Greenberg Gibbons, which operates the shopping center on Reisterstown Road near east Cherry Hill Road, said in a news release.

Construction is expected to begin in winter 2021 and be completed by spring 2022.

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The announcement comes as efforts get underway to expand the shopping center are expected to finish in spring 2021. Four other tenants — Chipotle, Mattress Warehouse, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Starbucks — will set up shop in a new 10,200-square foot building that will start construction this spring.

“We are thrilled to bring such a highly sought-after brand like Lidl to the Reisterstown area,” said Brian Gibbons, chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to transform Reisterstown Shopping Center into a vibrant destination, while creating great job opportunities for local residents.”

“Lidl will fill an empty space, employ residents and provide a much-needed grocery store in the heart of Reisterstown,” Patoka wrote.

The international brand, whose U.S. headquarters is based in Arlington, Virginia, operates over 85 U.S. stores along the east coast and began a rapid expansion into the U.S. market in 2017. In May 2019, Lidl announced it would open 25 new east coast stores by spring 2020.

The grocer operates 11,000 stores in 32 countries, according to a news release, and plans to open its first Baltimore location in a 30,000-square-foot space at the redeveloped Northwood Plaza Shopping Center. Its regional headquarters and distribution center are located in Perryville in Cecil County.

The center’s existing businesses include a Big Lots, Chick-fil-A, Planet Fitness, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Dollar Tree and Walgreens.

This story has been updated with a statement from Greenberg Gibbons.

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