LAKE OZARK, Mo. — ALDI is coming to Eagles Landing Shopping Center, in Lake Ozark.

The Lake Ozark Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for an ALDI store to be located on Bus. 54 northeast of the proposed area for Casey’s. The store would be located on Bus. 54 and Krestel Lane.

The site plan for this location was originally approved by the P&Z on Sept. 5, 2018. Revisions to the original plan were resubmitted to meet city requirements, and the P&Z signed off to allow the project to proceed.

The store and adjacent parking would cover about 19,200 square feet with the actual store about 12,700 square feet with about 109 parking spaces. The ALDI store would have two entrances to provide easy access from Bus. 54 or Krestel Lane.

For members of the Lake of the Ozarks community, it's been a long time coming. After the 2018 announcement that the discount grocery chain would be coming to Eagles Landing, in 2019 the city said the development plans had ground to a halt. Buzz and speculation abounded throughout the community, perhaps only surpassed by the question about whether the Lake area would ever get a Chick Fil A.

Nothing new to report on the chicken chain, but for now, the city of Lake Ozark seems certain the ALDI project is moving forward. A spokesman for ALDI said they hope to begin construction documents and “move full speed” on the design and permitting processes.

ALDI also has stores in Lebanon, Jefferson City and Columbia among the 110 stores in Missouri.

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