For decades folks flocked to the intersection of Trooper and Ridge Pike in Lower Providence Township to peruse the lineup of Ford vehicles parked in the lots of Norristown Ford.
Now, with German grocer Lidl set to drive into that location, folks will be browsing for more than just a ride, writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.
“Lidl received land development approval from the township quite a while ago, and then it was quiet there for a while,” noted Township Manager Don Delamater. “Reports had surfaced that Lidl was looking to pare back on the amount of openings in the area they were planning, and there was a lot of speculation that this was one of those sites. But we always received confirmation from Lidl that this was not one of the sites they were paring back, that they were moving forward with it. They just needed to get various approvals from PennDOT and approvals from DEP as part of the whole process before anyone would see any construction or demolition there. They’ve gotten all those approvals and should be moving forward this year with building a new supermarket.”
Lower Providence planners approved Lidl’s development plan in 2017, and since then demolition of the buildings that once housed Norristown Ford, as well as a Sunoco gas station and convenience store, has been completed.
“We’re very pleased that the work has started and by the end of this year there should be a nice new supermarket opened up,” Delamater said. “As the gateway to the township they’re really going to clean up that area and put up a ‘Welcome to Lower Providence sign on the corner.”
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To read our previous article on Lidl click here.