An Aldi food store that's operated in Westover for nearly 25 years will close soon as the company prepares to open a new location nearby.

Signs at the store at 619 Main Street advise customers that the location is scheduled to close on October 28. The new store at 560 Harry L. Drive in Johnson City is to open the following day.

Shelves and registers are in place at the future Aldi store in Johnson City. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The Westover store opened in January 1996. A second Aldi store opened in Broome County on Upper Front Street in the Town of Chenango in 2008. The company's third local store - located on the Vestal Parkway at Four Corners - started operations in 2011.

The new store will occupy some of the space that previously had been used for Giant and Weis supermarkets. The property is owned by Binghamton Giant Markets, an entity controlled by the Akel family.

A sign at the Westover Aldi store alerts customers to upcoming changes. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Aldi representatives did not immediately provide information on whether additional items or services will be available at the Johnson City store.

Three years ago, Aldi was taking steps to open a store on Route 17C in the Town of Owego at the site of the Scoville-Meno Auto Plaza but that plan was abandoned.

Renovation work at the former Giant supermarket on Harry L. Drive began in May 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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