Aldi gets warm welcome for Kankakee reopening
The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce recently congratulated Aldi after the grand reopening ceremony for its local store, which was renovated to provide a brighter and more spacious environment, according to the chamber's Facebook post.
The chamber encouraged residents to visit the newly revamped Aldi, and Kankakee Mayor Chastity Wells-Armstrong recognized the store for its focus on environmental concerns and for offering fair prices.
A recent Daily Journal article noted that the renovations took 15 weeks, with the store closed for the last five of them. Aldi now covers 16,000 square feet, offering wider aisles, larger windows and open ceilings. It also has more refrigeration units and will add approximately 250 new items over the course of the coming year. Aldi has operated in Kankakee for nearly 35 years, with the original shop situated on S. Schuyler Avenue in 1983.