Short for Albrecht Discount, the German-founded subsidiary of Hofer KG of Austria has recently opened for no-frills grocery shopping in Mt. Pleasant. Located in the former PINZ Bowling and More which I believe was the Winn-Dixie anchor store for the East Cooper Shopping Center back in the early 1980’s when I first got to know and love Mt Pleasant. On a side note, I was sad to see that the Radio Shack at the other end of the plaza had closed.
Interestingly enough, Trader Joe’s, which has a store at 401 Johnnie Dodds, is owned by Aldi Nord, its sister company, but is independent and has no operating relationship.
Here are reasons you will either love or hate this store:
For an opposite take on the do it yourself aspects of ALDI and amusing comments to an editor at the City Paper …
In short, all the reasons I like ALDI’s could very well be all the reasons someone else might hate it. For more insights on where to find a good deal in Mt Pleasant, call me this week!