Kari Bourne

Aldi quashes rumours

DESPITE flourishing rumours to the contrary, rapidly expanding supermarket chain Aldi has confirmed it has no plans to open a store in Murwillumbah.

But a spokesperson for the group yesterday did add that the company was willing to look at future options.

Rumours have been rife in Murwillumbah that Aldi was looking at properties in the heart of the town – including two car parks put up for sale by Tweed Shire Council.

A council spokeswoman said the council had exchanged contracts on its Wollumbin Street property adjacent to the Come-Alive Gym, however contract details were confidential.

Industry insiders said home units were likely to be built there, although the project could include some shops below the units.

One insider said the council had also discovered its car park in King Street next to the Sunnyside Mall shopping centre had a “restriction of use” clause limiting use of the land to a car park. The council spokeswoman confirmed there was a restriction relating to its use.

“This does not mean it can’t be sold, only that there is a restriction on the use of the land,” she said.

She could not reveal the nature of the restriction except it was listed on the title.



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