It was revealed last month that Lidl is seeking $9.5 million in Pennsylvania redevelopment grants for six stores, three of which are planned for Philadelphia – South Columbus Blvd. in South Philly, Butler Street in Port Richmond, and Roosevelt Blvd. in Northeast Philly.
The three other stores Lidl is seeking grants for are in Dover Borough (York County), Easton (Northampton County) and Ridley Township (Delaware County). The Ridley location opened last year and was Lidl’s first store in the state.
In a story published on Philly.com, Lidl Spokesperson Will Harwood explained that Lidl often works with local government agencies and applies for available investment programs when they expand into new markets, including those that require remediation or rehabilitation.
The $9.5 million would come from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is designed to support redevelopment projects that officials deem capable of having a big economic impact. Six million would be for the three Philadelphia sites.