Aldi Inc. intends to renovate its Avenues area store along Southside Boulevard, the first it opened in Jacksonville and one of its first in Northeast Florida.
Aldi applied for a permit to renovate the 21,089-square-foot grocery store at 9041 Southside Blvd. at a cost of $900,000.
The store is in the Southside Square shopping center. No contractor is listed. Cuhaci & Peterson of Orlando is the project architect.
Aldi invested about $900,000 in converting the former Circle K Furniture store in 2015.
Aldi has been opening standalone stores as well as in second-generation space, like the renovated Bed Bath & Beyond in CB Square in Regency.
Plans show interior modifications and some exterior changes, including the Aldi logo.
The Germany-based discount chain has 11 confirmed sites in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties and six are open. It opened its first area store in October 2014 in St. Augustine.
The Shelby Report of the Southeast reported in its August issue that the Market Force Information survey classified Aldi as the value leader among grocery retailers in its survey for the eighth year.
It also scored high in other measurements, such as customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Aldi operates almost 1,800 stores in 35 states and intends to increase its U.S. store total to 2,500 by the end of 2022.