New Aldi stores springing up in Pasco

The Aldi retail chain is opening three stores to meet new demands of Pasco County’s burgeoning growth.

Construction is underway simultaneously on new Aldi stores in Odessa, Lutz-Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills.

The grocery chain already has stores in Holiday and Port Richey.

Three new Aldi stores will be opening in Pasco County to keep up with the area’s growing demands. (Courtesy of Aldi)

Matt Thon, vice president for the Aldi’s Haines City division, said the grocery chain looks at many factors, when choosing store locations.

“We want the best sites that are closest to our shoppers and can support a high daily traffic volume,” Thon said.

There’s no doubt about high traffic volume near the Odessa and Lutz-Wesley Chapel locations.

The Odessa store is at the intersection of State Road 54 and Trinity Boulevard, west of the Suncoast Parkway. The Lutz-Wesley Chapel store is near where State Road 54 transitions into State Road 56, near Interstate 75.

The State Road 54/State Road 56 corridor has been bursting with growth in recent years, with new residential and commercial developments.

Aldi’s history dates back to its first store opening in 1961. Since then, it has branched out to have a total of 1,900 locations in 36 states across the country, the retail grocer’s website says.

The grocer also expects to open nearly 2,500 new stores nationwide by 2022, according to the website.

Aldi operates as a grocery store with a variety of foods, including meats and fresh produce. The majority of products are exclusive brands, only found in Aldi stores.

Like other Aldi locations, the Pasco stores will be roughly 12,000 square feet. They also will have an interior layout that’s similar to other stores in the chain.

Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore said he’s happy to see the new Aldi coming to his district, which will be built almost directly in front of a Costco store.

Moore said he’s been hearing a desire by his constituents for an Aldi store for quite some time.

“It’s great to have options for people. The more options the better. They’re in a good location. That’s for sure,” Moore said.

Having more locations is good for both the company and consumers, Thon said.

He said the bottom line is this: “We want to be conveniently located for our shoppers in Pasco County.”

Published November 06, 2019

Comments

  1. what about Zephyrhils is there going to be one or not i live in zephyrhills

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

      • Betty L Williams says

        I need the address for Aldi in Wesley Chapel Florida. I filled out an application for employment in Wesley Chapel and when the one open in Zephyrhills I will relocate.
        Thank you,
        Betty Williams

  2. Where is the one going in Zephyrhills???

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

  3. Where in Zephyrhills is it going to be located

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

  4. Joyce w Pankhurst says

    Where is the one in Zephyrhills????????

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

  5. Carol Jensen says

    Where is the store in Zephyrhills going to be located? When will it open?

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

  6. So where is the location Zephyrhills? you don’t mention that one

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

  7. Wanda Bacon says

    Wish this announce would tell us where the location in Zephyrhills is.

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Good Evening,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I do apologize for the lack of transparency. While Aldi’s Odessa and Wesley Chapel branches are advancing, the Zephyrhills branch is still set for construction, hopefully by 2020. Relocating several traffic lights are planned to better accommodate access to the Aldi, according to the City of Zephyrhills planning department. It will be located at the intersection of Gall Boulevard and Pretty Pond Road.

      • Diane Benzi says

        Which side of 301 is the Zephyrhills Aldi’s going to be on are you doing Construction where the trailor park was or on the other side of Pretty Pond ?

  8. When is the expected opening of the Wesley Chapel/Lutz location?

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Hi Gabe,

      Thank you for reaching out with your question. I am not aware of the construction timeline or opening date, but will inquire with the developer and see if I can get that information.

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Hi Gabe,

      I spoke with the general contractor for the Wesley Chapel Aldi. He said it should be open by mid to late April 2020. I hope this helps.

      -Brian

  9. Is there a new Aldi opening in Trinity Fl. ? If so, when is the opening planned for? Thank you.

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Hi Cathy,

      Thank you for your inquiry. There is an Aldi that is currently being built on State Road 54, in Odessa, before reaching Trinity when heading westbound. Should there be an Aldi coming to Trinity, I’ll definitely reach back to you.

      -Brian

      • Deloris pownall says

        When can people apply for employment at the Odessa Aldi store?

        • Brian Fernandes says

          Hi Deloris, Thank you for your inquiry. The Odessa Aldi, scheduled to open this spring, can be applied for at careers.aldi.us. I checked the site and it hasn’t been posted as of yet, but should be in the near future.

  10. What is the opening date for the new Odessa Florida aldi

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Hello Meri. The Aldi in Odessa, located 12134 State Road 54- 33559, does not have a specific opening date as of yet. However, Aldi has scheduled the Odessa branch to open sometime in Spring.

  11. Hi,
    Will there be a hiring event for the Lutz-Wesley Chapel store? I am inquiring for my 16 year old son 🙂

    • Brian Fernandes says

      Hello Stephanie. At the moment there are no known hiring events for the Lutz-Chapel store. However, the official Aldi website does offer what positions will be open with specifics such as starting wages and benefits. The site page is careers.aldi.us.

  12. The property in Zephyrhills, FL where Aldis is suppose to build (301& pretty Pond Rd) is now up for sale. Does this mean no Aldis for Zephyrhills?

    • Hello there, This is B.C. Manion, editor of The Laker/Lutz News. I am sorry I do not know the answer to your question. The last we knew there was a plan for a store there. I am sure we will check into that at some point in the future, but I cannot answer your question today.

  13. Loretta Ortiz says

    Hello. I’m a resident of Wesley Chapel and looking forward to the opening of the new Aldi. Due to this corona -19 scare, it hasn’t opened. Is there a projected date for its opening any time soon? I’m very excited to not drive to Tampa to shop!!!

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