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EAST End Store Plan For Supermarket Chain Aldi

DISCOUNT food retailer Aldi is being lined up for a store at a retail park in Glasgow’s East End.

Under the plan, two units at Forge Retail Park, Gallowgate, would be converted into a supermarket, creating around 50 jobs.

Glasgow City planners are being asked to relax restrictions on the amount of food shop floorspace allowed at the site so the proposal can go ahead.

A statement from consultants Zander Planning, submitted to the city council on behalf of The Forge Retail Park Unit Trust, explains: “The retail park has been the subject of a number of vacancies and the key demand from occupiers is for food/convenience retailing. Little or no interest has been shown from non-food  retailers.

“The proposal seeks to deliver additional convenience/food retail floorspace to allow the  occupation of Units 2 and 3a by a discount food retailer, Aldi.”

Aldi already have stores at High Street (currently closed for refurbishment), Shettleston, Robroyston and Pollokshaws.

The application is pending assessment by officials.