A German grocery store chain is looking to bring its stores to the Philadelphia-area, maybe even to Bart Blatstein’s planned waterfront development.
The discount grocery chain Lidl is in the process of acquiring locations throughout Philadelphia. While not confirmed, Lidl is being marketed as a potential tenant for Blatstein’s planned mixed-use project at 1401-99 Columbus Blvd.
Also, Lidl is portrayed in an online marketing presentation by brokerage MSC Retail as anchoring a retail-and-residential project proposed by developer Bart Blatstein along the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.
An earlier version of MSC’s plan for the retail space at the 21-acre site, where a Foxwoods casino had once been proposed, featured an Aldi supermarket rather than a Lidl.
Property records show no transactions at the site involving Lidl, which generally buys its own real estate rather than leasing space from landlords.