Discounter Lidl U.S. will take over a vacant former Mars Supermarkets site in Timonium, Md.
The 31,000-square-foot store at the Padonia Village Shopping Center in Baltimore County was to have been occupied by wholesaler B. Green & Co.’s Green Valley Marketplace concept, the agreement for which was scuttled before its planned site opened, developer Continental Realty Corp. said.
“Since entering the United States market, Lidl has built an extremely strong and recognized brand focused on private label goods with value pricing, and we are extremely confident that this significant differentiation point will resonate throughout the Baltimore County landscape,” said David Donato, SVP of Continental Realty Corp., which is based in Baltimore. “Considering the competitiveness of the grocery category along the York Road corridor, we believe Lidl represents the ideal solution as the new Padonia Village supermarket anchor and will attract new consumers from an expanded radius. The company has demonstrated its commitment to the Timonium community and Padonia Village Shopping Center with its recent investment in the center, and we are thrilled to welcome Lidl to our wide-ranging tenant mix.”
Mars Supermarkets operated the Timonium site until closing all its units in 2016. Lidl has since taken over the site of Mars’ former store in Perry Hall, Md., which opened in January.
Lidl, the Alexandria, Va.-based division of Germany’s Schwarz Group, operates 98 U.S. stores, including its newest unit that opened this week in Cary, N.C.