There’s a new grocery store in town, and residents of Oakland Park can now shop at the new ALDI grocery store, which celebrated with a ribbon-cutting Friday morning.

Located in the former Lucky’s Market on Oakland Park Boulevard, it is the 19th store in Broward County.

“We’re always exploring opportunities in markets across the country. When it comes to choosing new store locations, we carefully consider several factors,” Chris Hewitt, Royal Palm Beach Division vice president for ALDI, said in an email statement. “Above all else, we look for convenient locations for our customers that can support a high traffic volume daily.”

ALDI, which is German-owned, has more than 2,000 stores in 36 states and is known for its affordable prices. Ninety percent of the products sold are ALDI brands, keeping costs down. The store sells everything from fresh produce and seafood to cereal and snacks.

The grocery store is a part of Oakland Park’s transformation. The old Kmart lot at Oakland Park Boulevard and Sixth Avenue is on its way to becoming a residential space with a Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store, which is expected to open in the next month.

The city is also using bond funds to renovate and rebuild municipal buildings, including fire stations, the community center, library and more. The city has been hosting public meetings with the community for feedback on the future of Oakland Park’s downtown district.

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