Low-Price Grocery Leader ALDI Opens in Lancaster, PA’s Mill Creek Square Shopping Center

Lancaster, Pa. (Aug. 28, 2014)—High Associates Ltd., leasing manager for Mill Creek Square, is pleased to announce that ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader*, will open its newest Lancaster store, located in the Mill Creek Square shopping center, at 2350 Lincoln Highway East on September 18th.


Headquartered in Batavia, Ill., Aldi, Inc. will operate in a 17,594-square-foot store at Mill Creek Square. The location is the second Lancaster County store for the select assortment discount grocer.


“We’re extremely pleased to bring such a leader in the grocery retailing industry to Mill Creek Square and East Lampeter Township,” said H. Stephen Evans, Senior Vice President and Managing Director-Retail Division for High Associates Ltd.


“ALDI, known for high-quality grocery items at low prices, will complement the many other fine Mill Creek Square retailers who have recognized that Lancaster is a vibrant
market and that Mill Creek Square provides a great environment in which to serve their customers,” Evans said.


“ALDI is answering the growing demand for our high-quality products and responding to market dynamics with this new Lancaster store,” said Jeff Baehr, Frederick division vice president for ALDI. “Our high-value, high-quality model drives interest as does private label popularity and strong loyalty among our customer base, creating great word-of-mouth interest. Smart shoppers know they can save time and money at ALDI without sacrificing quality.”


ALDI will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. Guests are welcome to tour the store, shop for their favorite grocery items and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win ALDI gift certificates. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., guests can also sample ALDI exclusive brand products.


The Lancaster store showcases the “new look” of ALDI. With higher ceilings, improved natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs – the store will offer customers a simple and   easy-to-navigate shopping experience.


About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates nearly 1,300 stores in 32 states, primarily  from Kansas to the East Coast. Over the last several years, ALDI has added, on average, 80 new stores each year. More than 25 million customers each month save up to 50 percent** on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.


About Mill Creek Square


Mill Creek Square is an approximately, 286,452-square-foot community shopping center developed on a 35-acre site situated along the established commercial corridor of Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster (East Lampeter Township), Pa. Its occupancy upon Aldi’s opening will be 96 percent.


Anchors: Kohl’s; Ross Dress for Less; Bed, Bath, & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby; Christmas Tree Shop; Staples; Petco; Shoe Carnival; and ALDI.


Shops: Vision Works, Verizon, Highmark Direct, Sally Beauty, Hair Cuttery, and Tran Nailery & Spa.


Restaurants: Red Robin, Noodles, Saladworks, California Tortilla, Kiwi Frozen Yogurt, and Honey Baked Ham & Cafe


Limited opportunities remain for small shops and restaurants. For more information, visit www.millcreeksquare.com.


Project Development/Ownership/Management


Mill Creek Square, owned by MCS-Lancaster DE Holding, LP, was a development of High Real Estate Group of Lancaster, Pa. Additional High Real Estate Group affiliates Greenfield Architects Ltd. and High Construction Company provided the project’s design and construction.


High Associates Ltd. is the Leasing Manager for Mill Creek Square. TKG Management, Inc. of Columbia, Missouri is the Property Manager.


Location and Trading Area


Mill Creek Square, which opened in phases from the fall of 2010 to the summer of 2011, is situated along the established commercial corridor of Lincoln Highway East (US Route  30) in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Mill Creek Square offers high-quality, value-oriented shopping to the community for the benefit of residents living in the eastern portion of the County who want the convenience of closer-to-home shopping, and from a regional shopping perspective, the center complements the outlet shopping experiences available in this area, as well as other national value oriented retailers who have wisely positioned themselves there.


Overview/Description of the Area


Mill Creek Square is in the heart of the value-oriented retail concentration in Lancaster Country situated between the Rockvale Square and Tanger Outlets and near other dominant value-oriented retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Costco and Best Buy proximate to the confluence of US Route 30 and Routes 23 and 222 as well as I-283. It is ideally situated for retailers seeking to serve the nearby neighborhoods, the immediate trade area of the Eastern portion of the county, and a far-reaching regional trade area.


About High Real Estate Group LLC and High Associates Ltd.


High Associates Ltd. is an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC, a full-service real estate organization. High Real Estate Group provides expertise in development, brokerage and leasing, architecture, construction, and investments and holds real estate assets valued at more than $740 million. It also offers a full complement of real estate services including asset and property management, appraisal services, grounds and property maintenance, strategic planning, and consulting. The company manages more than nine million square feet of office, industrial, multi-family, hotel, and retail properties throughout the eastern United States. High Real Estate Group is based in Greenfield Corporate Center, East Lampeter Township, Lancaster, Pa. More information is available at www.highrealestategroup.com or 1-800-638-4414.


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High Real Estate Group:
H. Stephen Evans, Senior Vice President and Managing Director-Retail Division
High Associates Ltd. (an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC), Leasing Manager
1853 William Penn Way, Lancaster, PA 17601


ALDI Inc.:


Gabrielle Brewer     Hannah Dewey
(312) 988-2330     (312) 988-2021
GBrewer@webershandwick.com   HDewey@webershandwick.com




*According to a survey of more than 6,000 consumers conducted in March 2014 by Market Force Information.


**Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.


August 24, 2014