The Washington, D.C Economic Partnership had been talking with Lidl since 2014 about locating a store somewhere in the District.
Lidl’s North American headquarters is in Crystal City, Virginia. It said it plans to open a total of 25 new stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia by next spring.
The new Maryland stores in the Washington area will be in College Park, District Heights, Hagerstown, Lanham and Waldorf. Opening dates for those stores will be announced in the coming months.
Lidl now has 65 stores across the U.S. East Coast and says it will have more than 100 by the end of next year.
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