The LIDL Supermarket company is proposing a 31,000 sq ft grocery on the Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. This is the third location proposed in Gloucester Township by LIDL (the prior two have not been developed yet). The newest location is that empty large lot at the corner of Black Horse Pike and Lakeland/Davistown Rd… diagonal from the Shoppes at Gloucester Township shopping center, most known by Sam’s Bar and Grille (and the new Dunkin Donuts). They are scheduled to appear at the August 25th Planning Board meeting.
I am Mister Positive on commercial developments… but yes, considering this is the third GT location proposed and nothing has happened with the first two… you start wondering “come on, is this really going to happen”. I hope to be at the Planning Board meeting, and assuming a Deptford resident is allowed to speak, I will definitely ask what’s up! This location is close to the successful Gloucester Premium Outlets (and the new Dave & Busters), so that could be a big draw for this location. Success draws more success!
If LIDL does proceed with this new location, it will be a HUGE win for that area of town. The old Blackwood district of the Black Horse Pike has been needing a jump start for a while now… yes the Outlets are a bug asset to the area, but this LIDL location is sitting right on the Black Horse Pike, and there is additional land along the pike to be developed.
The property is listed as owned by Black Horse Properties, which shares an address with local construction firm A.P. Construction who is located at the same intersection (across the street from this proposed LIDL). Black Horse Properties also owns several additional large lots in that area of the Black Horse Pike.
More on this story as we get additional information.
(Article update to be more specific on the property ownership)
LIDL is a German based supermarket chain, with a model similar to Aldi.
Lidl recently opened a new store in Cherry Hill, and a location in Glassboro is nearing completion. They were also recently approved recently in Somerdale. After much fanfare regarding their entry into the US marketplace several years ago, this seemed to get quiet. Well, looks like they are more than active now!
The previously proposed (and approved) stores: