16 May 2017

ALDI to open in Amaroo late next year

| Glynis Quinlan
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ALDI Australia is set to open a store in the centre of Amaroo late next year as part of a new commercial retail venture for the suburb.

The supermarket chain has continued to expand its presence in Canberra by securing a 1500 square metre commercial lease in Amaroo’s Marquee development scheduled to open at the same time.

The ALDI store will be similar in size to the nearby Coles supermarket which opened earlier this year and will provide increased competition for the local grocery dollar.

An ALDI Australia representative said ALDI was opening a store in Amaroo because of the area’s strong population growth.

The store will support jobs for 15-20 full and part-time employees, offering rewarding career opportunities for local residents,” the ALDI representative said.

Managing Director of Laing+Simmons Commercial, Alex Smith, said the introduction of ALDI to Amaroo will increase competition and choice for residents living in the area.

“With two large supermarkets, there will be an increase of customers flowing to the centre, creating opportunities for local businesses,” he said.

The ALDI store will take up around half of Marquee’s retail commercial space, with the remainder to comprise a family gastropub, an Asian-inspired restaurant named ‘Wok of Ages’ and two retail areas yet to be tenanted.

Above the commercial area will be 107 residential units and there will also be a substantial amount of parking for shoppers.

Claudio Alarcon, CEO of Empire Global, the developers behind Marquee, said he is excited about the area’s growth and is pleased to have secured ALDI as a tenant.

“When looking at developments, we always have a focus on community,” Mr Alarcon said.

“The selection of commercial leases plays an immense role in creating a successful precinct. ALDI’s presence in Amaroo is a great result for the Gungahlin community.”

Top photo: sourced from ALDI Australia website.
Picture: An artist’s impression of Marquee in Amaroo, scheduled for completion in 2018 (supplied)

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