Low-cost supermarket Aldi opens the doors of its new Elland store next week.

The company, which has created 25 jobs with the development at South Lane, will open on Thursday September 19.

The first 100 customers in the queue will be offered a golden envelope – each with a prize ranging from a 40-inch TV to £50 shopping vouchers and MP3 players.

The Elland store, which is served by 93 car parking spaces, is one of several Aldi outlets to open this year.

Aldi also wants to build a store off Britannia Road at Slaithwaite – a move which has divided opinion among local residents and businesses.

The site in the town was hit by a huge fire in the summer, which destroyed the mill which occupied the land.

 

Opponents say it will tear the heart out of the village while supporters argue it will complement existing stores.

The Elland store will feature about 1,350 product lines along with several opening day “special buys”.

Area manager Tom Bradley said: “We’re very pleased to welcome customers into our new store in Elland, which offers a number of product lines at affordable prices.

Following its opening, the Aldi store will open from 8am to 9pm on Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Aldi, which has seen a boost in customer numbers during the recession, has won a clutch of awards in recent years, including a Which? Award for Best Supermarket both this year and last year.