Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby Mooglemuffins » December 5th, 2018, 7:04 am

cooperrez wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Hmmm, doesn't look like they are going to have it all done in 10 days to me. Aldi is supposed to be open for business on 12/13? I guess if they have the inside done already, they will just have the outside to finish and clean up. Have you seen where the deliveries will be made? I haven't noticed any docks.
Walked past it this morning on the way to work, the inside looks basically done from what I could see, (looks pretty nice in there actually) and it looks like they put the signs up on the exterior yesterday both on the building and on top of the streetside sign above the wendy's one. TBH it looks like all they really have left is smaller stuff, cleaning up the construction on the left half of the building and maybe some parking lot work like repaving it if they are planning to do that.

I'm not sure if there's something going in the left half at the same time so that part doesn't look done since it's all covered up in plastic wrap at the moment but the ALDI half looks basically all good to go. When I was coming home from work yesterday it looked like the property owners were touring around with the construction crew.

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby Mooglemuffins » December 5th, 2018, 4:14 pm

ALDI as of this afternoon. You can't really see in this pic but it looks like some of the shelves in there are already stocked with various dry goods.

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby Mooglemuffins » December 12th, 2018, 7:06 pm

So the official opening is tomorrow but the ALDI was open today for kind of a preview day for the neighbors. Place looks fantastic. Different interior layout/design compared to the other ALDI's around the town. Lot more modern and bright. Layout is actually somewhat similar to your typical supermarket with the produce all towards the entrance and along the side wall and such. Almost feels kinda like a Trader Joe's (which I guess makes sense since ALDI owns them). I feel so spoiled having it literally a block away.

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby amiller92 » December 13th, 2018, 10:02 am

Aldi (in the U.S.) and Trader Joe's were owned by brothers but are separate companies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Albrecht

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby John21 » December 13th, 2018, 4:19 pm

I think I've only been to an Aldi's once. How is their quality? Get what you pay for?

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby Mooglemuffins » December 13th, 2018, 8:23 pm

John21 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 4:19 pm
I think I've only been to an Aldi's once. How is their quality? Get what you pay for?
They honestly are pretty decent. Never had any issues personally with any of their produce/meat etc compared to what I would get at a Cub. I particularly love getting gallons of milk for under 2 bucks, which seems like a much more sensible price than the usual rate. The nice thing about this new one is that the selection is a lot larger than your regular ALDI since the space is bigger. Here's a pic from just a little ways in from the door. Image

The layout is different from your usual ALDI as well. It doesn't start you out trapped in a dry goods aisle until you get to the end of it by the coolers and can get to the rest. It's all more open and kinda like your usual supermarket. My wife and I used to go to the other ALDI across Hiawatha from time to time when we wanted to deal with parking and this new one has like...twice the selection. TBH I won't be suprised if my wife and I do most of our shopping here going forward. We always liked the prices at ALDI and now it's ridiculously convenient. We'll probably only go to Cub if we need some kind of specialty thing that ALDI doesn't have but for general week to week things I think we're pretty well covered and will save a lot.


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