Discount grocery chain Lidl will be opening its new store in Commack at the end of the month.
Lidl will hold a grand opening celebration at the 30,000-square-foot supermarket in the Mayfair Shopping Center at 210 East Jericho Turnpike on Wednesday, August 31.
Lidl invested more than $7 million to transform the Commack location formerly occupied by Stein Mart, which closed in 2020 as part of the apparel retailer’s bankruptcy. The new store will employ more than 50 people, according to a company statement.
The first 100 customers in line before the 7:40 a.m. ribbon cutting on August 31 will receive gift cards ranging from $5 to $100 each. Shoppers can also enter to win a $500 Lidl gift card, sample Lidl’s award-winning assortment and take advantage of special giveaways.
In addition, from Wednesday, August 31 through Sunday, Sept. 4, Lidl will donate $1 to Long Island Cares for every new myLidl member who signs up and sets Lidl Commack as their home store.
“On behalf of the Town of Smithtown, I am overjoyed to formally welcome our new neighbor, Lidl, to Commack on Jericho Turnpike,” Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim said in the statement. “Throughout the pandemic, Lidl has opened over 15 stores on Long Island to serve residents, providing quality, affordable food at low, competitive prices. This latest store is a much needed and promising addition to the community, and I am grateful that Lidl has chosen Smithtown to call home.”