Lidl presented plans to Towamencin Township last month to take over about half of the former Lansdale, PA Acme that closed last summer. Acme occupied about 60,000 square feet.

“We’re definitely looking at opening this year, this calendar year. That’s the hope,” said Sam Kachidza, Real Estate Manager of Acquisitions for Lidl U.S.

The site is just two miles from two existing full-service supermarkets – Giant and ShopRite, and two miles from Ralph’s Corner Shopping Center, where Aldi is under construction.

So far Lidl has one store open in Pennsylvania – on MacDade Boulevard in Folsom, and the company is actively looking for more. Lidl stores in Lower Providence Township and Royersford are also planned.