Lidl opens Lake Grove location


German-based grocer Lidl opened its ninth location on Long Island on Wednesday — this one in Lake Grove.

Lidl replaces the Best Market that closed months ago at 2900 Middle Country Road.

While noting that the U.S. EPA has recognized Lidl stores for their environmentally-friendly designs, Lidl officials said shoppers will enjoy a newly renovated store with easy-to-shop layouts.

Other highlights include:

  • Hundreds of organic and gluten-free products
  • A fresh bakery
  • The majority of the products in the store are sourced in the U.S
  • European specialty items, including hard-to-find cheeses, authentic specialty sauces and cured meats
  • A rotating non-food selection that includes fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys and outdoor furniture

Lidl also takes care of its employees. All workers, regardless of the number of hours they work per week, are offered comprehensive medical benefits, the company said in a statement. The hourly wage for workers starts at $15.

“Lidl food markets will bring fresh choices, convenient shopping and bigger savings to shoppers across Long Island,” Johannes Fieber, president and CEO of Lidl US, previously said on Lidl’s Long Island expansion.