Aldi grocery coming to Legends area in 2021

A new Aldi grocery store is planned for Parallel Parkway and Stadium Drive in the Village West area, according to an announcement. (Submitted photo)

An Aldi grocery store is coming to the Legends Outlets area in early 2021.

The store is now under construction on the corner of Parallel Parkway and Stadium Drive in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Legends spokesperson.

It will be located between J.C. Penney and U.S. Bank, near 109th and Parallel, according to the spokesperson. Also in the area will be the La Fuente Mexican Street Food.

The need for a grocery store has been a frequent theme of Piper reader comments over the years.

Currently, there is not another freestanding grocery store in the Legends Outlets area or in the Piper area. There are some grocery aisle sections within Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club in the area. The new Aldi store will be several miles away from a grocery store in Bonner Springs and four or five miles from existing grocery stores in Kansas City, Kansas.

Aldi will have a new, freestanding building with 20,000 square feet, according to the Legends spokesperson.

Aldi currently has another store in Kansas City, Kansas, at 48th and State Avenue. Aldi’s operates 2,000 stores in 36 states and is on track to be the third largest grocery retailer by the end of 2022, according to the spokesperson.

Aldi, short for Albrecht Discount, was founded by brothers Karl Albrecht and Theo Albrecht in 1946 in Germany, and has more than 10,000 stores in 21 countries.

The store features high-quality groceries at affordable prices, saving people money on food and products they want most, according to the spokesperson. The store offers shoppers a curated selection of Aldi-exclusive brands, according to its website. More than 90 percent of the discount grocery store consists of Aldi’s exclusive products.

As the Target and J.C. Penney’s stores, the Aldi store will not technically be in the Legends Outlets, but it is considered a Legends tenant, according to the spokesperson.

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