When was the last time two grocery stores were under construction in the Cape Region at the same time?
Back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic caused delays in 2020, construction of a new Redner’s Fresh Market in the Vineyards community near Lewes and Sussex County’s first Aldi grocery store near Rehoboth Beach are both moving at a fast pace.
Redner’s, with 44 stores in Delaware including Georgetown and Milford, plus Maryland and Pennsylvania, plans to open in early 2022. The new Aldi, with more than 2,000 stores in 36 states, is part of the company’s plan to build 100 stores in 2021. Owners have not released an opening date. Aldi’s location is at the site of the former Kmart store, along with andThat!, PetSmart and Chick-fil-A, off Route 1 north of Rehoboth. The Redner’s is part of a plan to develop Fernmoor Homes Vineyards, off Route 9, into a residential and commercial community.