A new Aldi is set to open in Knaresborough at 8am tomorrow, Thursday 28.
The 8,000 square metre site has been built on Swallowtail Way, near the Manse Farm housing development on York Road.
The store will employ 38 staff and in addition to the usual Aldi products have a food to go section.
The site includes 114 car parking spaces, plus two motorcycle bays and two spaces for electric cars.
The planning application, which was supported by 69 people, was approved in May.
One supporter said it could mean fewer people going into the town centre for their big shop, limiting congestion.
Store manager Matthew Washbrook said:
“We’re really looking forward to opening the first Aldi store here in Knaresborough.
“It’s set to be a great day and it’ll be lovely to welcome our new customers into the store and provide them with access to affordable, high-quality food.”
The store plans to work with local charities and food banks in Knaresborough.
The company has asked interested food banks to contact Neighbourly, a community engagement platform, to allow them to collect surplus or perishable food.
Charities wanting to work with the store are asked to email [email protected].