Lidl Will Open Two MoCo Locations in 2021

August 25, 2020
MCS Staff

In the last year we’ve reported on two upcoming Lidl stores that will be in Glenmont (old Shoppers location) and in Montgomery Village (in the now-vacant Professional Center site that is on Montgomery Village and Centerway, across from the Montgomery Village shopping center).

Governor Larry Hogan announced today that Lidl US, America’s fastest growing retailer, will open 10 new stores and add 400 jobs in Maryland by the end of 2021, more than doubling its footprint in the state.

Similar to Aldi, Lidl is a discount international grocery store that is based out of Germany.

Both stores are expected to open in 2021. According to the Montgomery Village Foundation website, the MV location is expected to open in March 2021 (rendering below). No expected opening date for the Glenmont location yet, but we would expect it around that time as well.



  1. arensb on August 25, 2020 at 11:02 am

    It’s the Lidl Store That Could.

  2. S on August 25, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t understand can someone explain. Aldi and Lidl are basically the SAME THING. And yet they’re opening right across from each other? Couldn’t we have had something else in that huge professional area?

    • WestEgg on August 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Similar, but not exactly the same. Lidl has an in-store bakery, for example, whereas Aldi does not. Lidl stores are larger (this store will be 30,000 square feet; Aldi stores are usually 12,000 – 20,000 sf), and offer a larger selection (up to 4,000 SKUs compared to Aldi’s 1,200, according to Google). But you are right, there is definitely overlap in terms of strategy and pricing.

      To your point about something else at the Professional Center — my understanding is that Lidl will occupy one part of the site, and there’s another development site immediately adjacent; currently TBD what will be going in there.

      • Pam on September 13, 2020 at 1:19 am

        That area looks horrible !!!! The owners of this shopping center should be ashamed ! Grass not cut, trucks and broken down cars all over the lots ! This is why we pay taxes here to see this eye sore ? Drive by and check it out !

  3. Brian on August 25, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Are you sure about Glenmont? There’s a sign out front for “International Market” or something like that now… I’m going to be crushed because I loved Shoppers but LIDL was a fair trade off.

    • MCS Staff on August 25, 2020 at 11:25 pm

      The Glenmont location was included in today’s press release by Governor Hogan. Always a chance that it could be something else, but Lidl is described as an “International discount grocery chain” which could also be what the sign is referring to.

    • Kerry on November 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      The International Market banner is for a shop closer to the arcade area of the Glenmont Shopping Center. Lidl is still going into to Shopper’s spot and they’ve just re-paved the parking lot today. Lots of work going on inside the building.

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