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The Chicago Tribune reports that Aldi plans to open a store on Chicago’s South Side – in the same shopping center where Walmart wanted to open but was stymied by union interests objecting to the company’s position on organized labor.

According to the story, “The 17,000-square-foot freestanding building is slated to debut in late 2010 and will follow Aldi's new prototype design, touting high ceilings, plenty of windows and generally a brighter, warmer more welcoming look and feel” than traditional Aldi units.

Aldi already operates 120 stores in the Chicago area.
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