BRANDON — One of Tampa Bay’s first Aldi locations will unveil a makeover to shoppers next week.
The Brandon location at 1945 W. Lumsden Road will re-open Sept. 26 with an 8:25 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the end of months of renovations. The store had an old floor model, which featured orange walls and dated yellow signs that were standard when the chain first began expanding in Tampa Bay nearly a decade ago.
New and renovated stores have a sleek gray, black and natural-wood color palette, brighter lights and high ceilings.
The Brandon remodel comes as the brand commits $115 million to update 83 Florida stores by the end of 2020. The brand plans to expand and remodel more than 1,300 stores across the country over the same period.
The Brandon store will have large refrigeration spaces to hold a 40 percent increase in the variety of fresh foods, including popular easy-to-prepare items.
"We listened when we heard Aldi customers wanted more fresh and convenient options, and our remodeled stores allow us to offer them exactly what they’re looking for,” Matt Thon, Haines City division vice president for the chain, said in a statement.
The first 100 shoppers at the grand opening Thursday will be given gift cards with varying values.