A New Aldi Is Replacing This Former Barnes & Noble in Tampa

Last year, Aldi, the popular German based discount supermarket chain, took over the former Barnes & Noble store in the Oakford Park neighborhood at 213 North Dale Mabry. Now a new Aldi supermarket will occupy a 22,000-square-foot space on N Dale Mabry Highway, located next to an Office Depot.

Aldi will open a new store in the same building that used to be home to Barnes & Noble on Dale Mabry Highway
Aldi will open a new store in the same building that used to be home to Barnes & Noble on Dale Mabry Highway.

Barnes & Noble moved to the Town Square Shopping Center in Westshore last March, leaving the prime location available for a new retailer.

Aldi first entered the United States market in 1976. The company has grown significantly and now operates over 2,000 stores across 36 states.

Aldi maintains its focus on low prices by primarily stocking private label brands in its stores, which typically carry a limited selection of goods. This strategy helps keep costs down. The chain has been successful in the United States, particularly in recent years as more consumers look for ways to save money on groceries.

According to Business Observer, Aldi has now confirmed that the Oakford Park location is expected to open later this year, in 2024.

Location History

Aerial images of the site where the new Aldi is located date back to 1957. At that time, a commercial or government building occupied the site. However, the building that will now host the new Aldi supermarket, dates back to 1993. It will be interesting to see how the new retailer transforms the space to suit their needs and what kind of impact their presence will have on the Oakford Park neighborhood.

Historic aerial view of the area sometime between 1948 and 1958.
This aerial image shows the Oakford Park area as it appeared sometime between 1948 and 1958.
The building that Aldi is moving into dates back to 1993.
The building that Aldi is moving into dates back to 1993.
Street View of Barnes & Noble in 2022.
This Street View image captures the Barnes & Noble bookstore in 2022, before Aldi’s takeover.

Last Updated on June 5, 2024 by F. E. Mufute

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