The new-to-town grocer is looking to take over part of the Burlington Coat Factory on West Broad Street.
A German grocery chain is hungry for more territory in Richmond.
Aldi, which last week opened its first two local stores, has filed plans in Henrico County for what would eventually be its eighth location in the Richmond area.
The company, according to plans submitted with the county, would take over a portion of the 121,000-square-foot Burlington Coat Factory building at 6291 W. Broad St.
The building currently houses Burlington Coat Factory and a smaller Office Max on the end opposite the proposed Aldi space. The plans indicate that those two stores will continue to operate, with Aldi’s one-story store set to come in at just over 20,000 square feet.
The massive retail building is more than big enough to house a 20,000-square-foot Aldi and still allow both existing businesses to continue to operate. The plans won’t change the company’s intent to build a store on Boulevard at Myers Street sometime in 2016.