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Chick-Fil-A, Aldi Proposed For Aberdeen

A possible Chick-Fil-A would be located at MD Route 22 and Beards Hill Road.

The planning commission plans to review two preliminary items at next month's meeting—one to allow for a Chick-Fil-A, and another to allow for an Aldi to be built in the city.

A preliminary subdivision and a preliminary site plan for the proposed Chick-Fil-A are included on the agenda for the July 18 meeting. A preliminary site plan for the proposed Aldi is also up for review.

The proposed location of the Chick-Fil-A is a vacant lot at 1001 Beards Hill Road—at the intersection of Beards Hill Road and MD Route 22. It would neighbor the .

in the Visions for Vacancies series earlier this year.

Chick-Fil-A would join neighboring fast food restaurants , , and .

The restaurant would be the third for the chain in Harford County—joining one in Abingdon and .

Aldi would open its second store in Harford County, joining one in Edgewood. It is proposed for 744 South Philadelphia Boulevard—near and , earlier this year.

The July 18 planning commission meeting is expected to begin at 7 p.m. at .

TELL US: Would you visit either of the proposed new businesses? Leave a comment.

Katie June 25, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Oh please Aldi please please please Aldi
Jackie McNally June 25, 2012 at 05:13 PM
So glad to see Aldi coming to Aberdeen. I travel to Edgewood and this would help me so I don't have to travel this distance. Thank you Aldi.
Brian Ferri June 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Yes to Aldi!!
Amy Preston June 25, 2012 at 09:58 PM
No to both. We have several grocery options and more than enough fast food options. How about a nice mid-priced chain family restaurant? Something you can be comfortable taking your children too. Or some type of family clothing or shoe store. We are limited locally to Walmart or Target. A Kohls or Payless would be nice.
Lindsay Hood June 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM
both would be great!!
Mary Olivier June 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I'd rather have Popeye's
John Scott June 26, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Yes to Chick-fil-A. A nice family restaurant that has great food, clean restaurant, and a positive influence on the community.
Leslie Schildgen June 26, 2012 at 01:31 PM
YEAH!!!! Chick-fil-A is my favorite. I live in Bel Air and travel to Abingdon to get it now. Would like to see one in Riverside.
Joe White June 26, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays. A better alternative would be a nice sit-down, all purpose restaurant, such as a 24-hour Denny's, IHOP, etc.
Hulkster June 26, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I said it once and i will say it again, "TEXAS ROADHOUSE", another fast food is a bad idea. Aberdeen has a new Hilton and the guest are limited in their restaurant choices. Aldi, terrible.....not what Aberdeen needs either. I like the idea of a low price grocery store but don't like what it will bring for shoppers. I think Aldi is a move in the wrong direction. "If you build it they will come." So lets NOT build it so they don't come.
Leslie Schildgen June 26, 2012 at 08:50 PM
too late. . . they're already here
Alexia Demby June 26, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I would visit both.
Phyllis Perzanowski June 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Totally agree with this comment!!!
Alli michele June 27, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Yes to chic fil a. Great kid friendly place with tons of activity nights to take the kids too and great job opportunities for good people since being overly friendly is a requirement there :)
Hulkster June 27, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Come on people, another Fast Food joint? Start thinking about trying to better the town. Fast Food and dicount stores won't help Aberdeen move in the right direction(IMO). At least Build the Chick-fil-A on 40. What the Hulkster wants to see s the Ollies plaze torned down and something just a bit nicer put there. Thats ALOT of prime real estate not going to good use, I'm very surprise its still standing as it is.
Anthony Seda July 03, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Aldi is not what Aberdeen needs. What about Mars, Shop Rite, Walmart, do you really think we need Aldi? I shop at Wegmans. I will drive the seventeen milies. Bad planning at best. Chick-fil-A that's good. But, whatever, happen to Texas Road House, Chills, Outback, can't Aberdeen township raise the bar a little higher?
Chenel Banks July 05, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I would visiit both as well especially Chick Fil A...Aberdeen does not have a wide variety of restaurants at all. This is a great idea
wecapa July 12, 2012 at 06:58 PM
There's nothing at all wrong with Aldi. I work in Edgewood and do at least 50% of my routine grocery shopping at the Aldi location. Aldi draws budget-minded people from all different walks of life and fills a much needed void in the grocery market. I'm not a "brand snob" so I don't at all mind paying less for comparable items. Fact is, many of the Aldi branded products are made by the brand-name manufacturers. Even the Wegman's brand of Greek Yogurt is made at the same location as Aldi's. More so, since the parent company is German with locations all over the world, there is a rotating selection of imported gourmet items you'd be hard pressed to find at Shop-Rite and certainly not at Mars. Bottom line -- Aldi is a very smart business model which fits nicely within the existing area grocery outlets. If you're too high and mighty to get down with the masses, you may want to keep driving to Wegmans.
Marjorie Blair December 29, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Aldi would be good, I like chic-fil-a too. I would like to see shoe stores join the town, but not bad choices overall.
Heather April 15, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Any updates on these proposed stores?

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