Although there was no sign of Lidl in New Jersey just three years ago, today, the chain of discount grocery stores is rapidly expanding in the Garden State. With locations already in Vineland, Hazlet, Lacey Township, Eatontown, and Union along with additional stores in the works for communities such as Bergenfield, Garwood, and Weehawken, the competitor to Aldi has become one of the fastest-growing retailers in the state.
Now, Lidl is apparently planning to open another supermarket in Hudson County. The German company, which currently operates a location in Bayonne, France, is looking to open in Bayonne, New Jersey, as well, though the chain has yet to confirm its official location in the city.
In a statement to Jersey Digs, a spokesperson for Lidl US stated in part that “it is too early to offer specifics on our site in Bayonne,” but that the chain is looking forward to opening in the community in the future.
However, the website for JMF Properties lists a Lidl supermarket as one of the tenants planned for the new Harbor View Marketplace development off of Route 440 alongside Starbucks Coffee, LA Fitness, BCB Bank, and the existing Costco Wholesale store.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of Harbor View Marketplace was held last month, but a spokesperson for co-developer RD Management told Jersey Digs at the time that the upcoming tenants of the complex had not yet been disclosed.
Meanwhile, Lidl might not be the only new supermarket coming to Bayonne. A new plaza that is in the works for the former Clayton Block site across Route 440 from the Bayonne Crossing complex is expected to include a 19,209-square-foot grocery store, according to a listing from Ripco Real Estate, but a tenant has not yet been confirmed.
A previous listing from Jeffery Realty mentioned a proposal for a 22,000-square-foot Aldi location on the premises.