By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Discount grocery chain Aldi is cutting the ribbon on four new stores Thursday.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
The new store at 31st Street and Girard Avenue is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
Residents say being able to walk to pick up groceries should make their lives a little easier.
“I don’t drive, but I have to pay people to take me places.” says one resident. “This is a good thing.”READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
“I’ve been here 30 years and I didn’t have a market in my area.” says another resident.
There’s also a nice size parking lot for those who drive.
“We’re excited to be here.” says Director of Operations Tom Fangras. “We’re looking into growing in the Philadelphia a lot more down the road in the next few years.”MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
Three other stores opened in New Jersey, including one in Glassboro.