A large grocery chain will expand into Frederick and take over the location of the longtime Kmart on the Golden Mile.
Lidl, a grocery chain that began in Germany, agreed to a lease with DLC Management to take over the former Kmart location on West Patrick Street, according to the Frederick Office of Economic Development.
The chain has more than 11,000 stores worldwide in 32 countries and more than 287,000 employees. In 2015, the chain established its first headquarters in the United States in Arlington County, Virginia, and has since expanded with several stores on the East Coast. Its nearest store is in Hagerstown.
Lidl is expected to open on the Golden Mile in 2021, and is moving into a space with nearly 28,000 square feet, according to the city’s office of economic development. Lidl is expected to share the big-box space with Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and a still-to-be-determined tenant, according to DLC Management’s development brochure. Ollie’s and the third tenant in the space will each occupy 35,000 square feet.
The shopping center, dubbed Frederick County Square, still has eight spaces available for leasing, according to DLC Management.
That stretch of the Golden Mile sees more than 47,000 cars drive by per day.