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Lidl is heading to New York City

By Gina Acosta - 01/26/2018

Despite reports to the contrary, Lidl's plan to keep opening stores is on track and taking it to the Big Apple.

The German grocery chain just signed to lease space at The Staten Island Mall, according to the Staten Island Advance. Lidl will be the first supermarket tenant at the more than four-decade-old New Springville Mall that is currently undergoing a major overhaul. The retailer will take up about 36,000 square feet in the Mall, the newspaper reported.

"This is a milestone for the Staten Island Mall," James Easley, senior general manager of the Mall, told the Advance. "Adding our first grocery store is part of our transformation to becoming an all-encompassing community hub. We are honored to be home to Lidl's first New York location, and know our guests will embrace this exceptional grocer."

Lidl, which operates more than 10,000 stores globally, opened its first U.S. stores in June 2017. Media reports have alleged that Lidl has been scaling back new store plans due to slow sales and competition.

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