Aldi entering the Springfield game of musical grocery stores, filling multiple former tenant spaces

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What may be the final stage of the yearslong game of musical grocery stores playing out in Springfield has begun with a new entrant: Aldi.

General contractor L.F. Jennings is seeking subcontractors for a multistage project at the Rappaport-managed West Springfield Shopping Center on Rolling Road, to include a loading dock expansion, modification to the center’s existing clock tower and “facade demolition and modification for a new Aldi.”

It is unclear if Aldi has signed a lease, but Rappaport and L.F. Jennings are proceeding as if a deal is imminent, if not done. Mike Howard and Zach Elcano of Rappaport lead leasing for the West Springfield Shopping Center. 

Rappaport officials declined to comment. Aldi, the discount German grocery chain, declined to comment.

Immediately adjacent to the West Springfield Shopping Center, Falls Church-based L.F. Jennings is also building out space for Trader Joe’s at Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Old Keene Mill Shopping Center. 


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