Work on supermarket chain Aldi’s Blakeview branch will begin in May with the doors to open to shoppers next year.

The 1000sqm store at the Blakes Crossing housing development, has been approved by the state’s Development Assessment Commission.

An Aldi spokesman, who would not be named, said Blakeview was chosen for the store because of the population growth and long-term potential of the area.

“We expect Aldi’s arrival in South Australia to positively impact the community,” he said.

“Each of our South Australian stores will support 15 to 20 employees, offering rewarding career opportunities for local residents.

“Aldi stores also help reinvigorate commercial precincts by increasing customer flow, which benefits other businesses in the area.”

The Blakeview shop is expected to be complete in mid-2016.

It’s among 11 planed for Adelaide as part of the German chain’s expansion in SA, which also includes a distribution centre at Regency Park.

The business has also applied to build shops in Salisbury and Parafield Gardens.

“We are still in the early stages of planning for stores in Adelaide and will be in a better position to comment on other locations once plans have progressed,” the spokesman said.

The company has opened almost 300 shops in the eastern states since 2001.

Brendan Pihan, of Lend Lease, said the Aldi would be a boost for a shopping centre in Blakes Crossing.

“It will complement our town centre which will have two supermarkets and 10 specialty stores including a pharmacy, bakery, restaurants, beauty salons, a vet and a newsagency,” he said.

Extracted in full from the Herald Sun.