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Is ALDI Back In The Picture In Creve Coeur?

On-again, off-again interest in the former Borders site appears to have been rekindled.

Creve Coeur City Planner Whitney Kelly confirmed to Patch Friday that representatives for the discount grocer ALDI has submitted building plans and applied for a sign permit at the former Borders bookstore property on Olive Boulevard.

Borders closed last September.

Patch left messages Friday morning with representatives for ALDI and the commercial developer of the property.

A letter posted on the former Borders front door from the city dated October 3, 2012 allowing for interior demolition and other work at the site indicates an October 24 deadline for a building permit to be issued.

As a permitted use on the site, ALDI would not need Planning and Zoning or City Council approval to move forward on the property unless the building's exterior changes.

While several former Borders locations in St. Louis have been redeveloped since the chain went out of business last fall, the Creve Coeur property has been challenging, according to City Community Development Director Paul Langdon, because of access issues off of Olive at New Ballas Road.

Robin Tidwell December 19, 2012 at 02:07 AM
That would be one huge Dunkin Donuts!
Marcia December 21, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Aldi's is a great idea. It certainly would be closer to shop and the stores are well run and clean. The canned goods, produce, dairy items, snacks, etc. are just as good as the name brands (some even better) and they are cheaper. Would love to have Aldi's as a neighbor. If you haven't shopped at Aldi's, try it. You might just find that you like it.
Andria Dillon December 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
The only thing i am concerned about is parking. I have been to an Aldi's and yes they are always crowded. I see the lack of parking spaces an issue. On the other hand Creve Couer does need a Target, I'm tired of having to drive to the Rock Road, which is the closest.
dida February 04, 2013 at 06:33 AM
we need more stores. we don't have any good shopping plazas like Ballwin, Chesterfield, ect.
Aaron summers April 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM
What kind of parking problem do you think a target would create? There is definitely not enough space for target! Grocery overload? I think Aldi's will bring increased revenue to Creve Coeur, some of you need to take your ego out of this and look for the positive it can bring to Creve Coeur!

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