Hawthorne Could Become Home to Lidl’s Next NJ Grocery Store

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Lidl plans to open another store in Passaic County. Photo of Lidl’s Bayonne store courtesy of Lidl.

Over the last several years, Lidl has been one of the fastest-growing grocery chains in the Garden State. The company regularly proposes new stores and has already opened markets from Bayonne to Belleville and Bergenfield to Burlington.

Now, this German competitor to Aldi could open another New Jersey outpost.

A new Lidl location is in the works for part of a site consisting of 10, 12-52, and 54-76 Wagaraw Road near Goffle Road in the Borough of Hawthorne, according to documents released by the Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Lidl’s only other existing Passaic County store is located in Pompton Lakes.

The 39,426-square-foot Hawthorne store would reportedly be open between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and have 156 parking spaces on the premises.

An October analysis from Atlantic Traffic & Design Engineering mentioned that there are also plans for an unnamed 3,000-square-foot fast food restaurant next door.

Although there are supermarkets in nearby parts of neighboring municipalities, Hawthorne does not currently have any grocery stores within borough limits. Much of the location where the new Lidl could be constructed has been used over the years to park trucks, while a gas station has long occupied one of the properties.


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