James Wright Jr.
The Washington Informer
Ward 7 residents and leaders say they’re thrilled that Lidl, a supermarket chain based in Germany with stores throughout the U.S. including Maryland and Virginia, will open its first store in the District at the Skyland Town Center located in the ward.
“This is absolutely fantastic,” D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7) said at the groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 8.
“We have worked long and hard to bring more grocery stores to Ward 7 and elsewhere on the East End of the District. Lidl will provide residents with more options and serve as an anchor to Skyland. The East End is a valuable market location for retail and hospitality providers. I am pleased that Lidl is investing in our community and leading the way,” he said.
Gray participated in the ceremony with city officials including D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio, Ward 7 advisory neighborhood commissioners Tiffany L. Brown and Kelvin Brown, and corporate leaders from Lidl and Rappaport Companies, Skyland’s development company.