6 Closed LV Bottom Dollar Stores Won’t Reopen as ALDI

Discount grocer ALDI announced its highly-anticipated plans for the 66 Bottom Dollar stores it has purchased from Delhaize Group Friday. Only two of the Lehigh Valley’s eight Bottom Dollar stores–which closed in January–will reopen as ALDI stores, according to a company press release. That’s a decision that’s likely to disappoint some local consumers, who’ve been vocal on social media about the need for grocery stores to replace the ones Bottom Dollar shuttered just a few years after opening them. According to the news release, the six Lehigh Valley Bottom Dollar stores that will remain closed while ALDI evalutes them “for sale, sublease or assignment” are:

Fountain Hill – 1529 Broadway
Allentown – 2919 Lehigh St. Bethlehem – 719 Stefko Blvd.

ALDI Won’t Disclose Plans for Bottom Dollar Stores Till at Least March

Only a few years after Bottom Dollar exploded on the grocery shopping scene in the Lehigh Valley with more than half a dozen brand new supermarkets, the chain is no more. The Bottom Dollar at 1529 Broadway, Fountain Hill, closed its doors Sunday, after company officials announced earlier this month that all the stores in the region would close by Jan. 15. The stores were sold by Delhaize Group to ALDI Inc. last year. In a response to a comment about the closings posted on the ALDI USA Facebook page by Saucon Source publisher Josh Popichak, the company issued a response that will likely frustrate some former customers of the Bottom Dollar stores.