The long-awaited Lidl discount grocery store will open in College Park at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19.
The German discount chain, recently ranked the No. 3 supermarket in the U.S. by Food and Wine magazine, will open its newest location at the intersection of Route 1 and Berwyn Road, at 8601 Baltimore Ave., on the former site of the Clarion Inn.
The first 100 customers will get a gift card ranging from $5 to $100 each. The first shoppers will be able to sample Lidl products and get a free reusable bag as well.
“The team and I in College Park can’t wait to open our doors to the local community in June,” said store manager Douglas Monson.
Lidl also announced some more details about the store, which will have a bakery at the entrance; fresh and frozen seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, Best Aquaculture Practices or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council; and a rotating selection of other products including fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys and outdoor furniture.
The College Park store will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.