Aldi's to begin construction on South Side market
Construction on the South Side Aldi grocery store, for which a building was demolished amid controversy more than a year ago, is expected to begin in the spring.
Brent Laubaugh, vice president of Aldi's Saxonburg division, confirmed the timeline but declined any comment on the delay.
The property at 2628 E. Carson St., a former Goodwill Industries computer store with upstairs apartments, was razed in August 2010 to make way for the city's first Aldi.
Burns & Scalo Real Estate had bought the property and sold it to Aldi, said Jim Scalo, president of Burns & Scalo Real Estate.
The 1870s vernacular storefront that was razed was championed by neighborhood preservationists as the only remaining example of its kind in the easternmost part of the Carson Street historic district.