ALDI and Pulp Have Big Plans for Downtown Euclid
Downtown Euclid will see more growth this year as plans have been set for a major renovation of the ALDI Grocery Store and the opening of a new Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar.
ALDI has been an anchor in downtown Euclid since it opened in the Shore Center Plaza at Lakeshore Boulevard and Babbitt Road in 2010.
Now the German-based grocer plans to invest over $1 million in exterior and interior renovations to update the look and provide space for new products at the Euclid Aldi store.
The renovation project is part of a $1.6 billion investment its over 1,300 stores in the US that ALDI announced in 2017.
According to ALDI Director of Real Estate Kevin McClure, the Euclid ALDI is scheduled to close in early March for roughly one month.
During the temporary closure, Euclid customers can visit the neighboring ALDI locations in Willowick and Willoughby Hills, which will remain open, or other downtown Euclid stores such as Dave’s or Marcs.
Also in downtown Euclid, Barry Young plans to open a new Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar at the former Maria's Family Restaurant space at 22578 Lakeshore Boulevard.
Pulp is an Ohio-based juice and smoothie bar providing over 30 real fruit and vegetable juice smoothies along with fresh food at over 33 locations.
Young had been a customer at the Pulp in Mayfield Heights for years, crediting his weight loss and improved health to a daily routine of Pulp wheatgrass smoothies and exercise, when he decided to open his first Pulp franchise location on Clifton Boulevard in Cleveland three years ago.
With the success of his first store, Young turned his attention to Euclid - where he has lived for the last ten years. Young has secured preliminary approvals from the City of Euclid for the building renovation and signage. He expects the new Euclid Pulp to open this spring.
The ALDI and Pulp locations are both owned and managed by Carter Properties. Owner John Carter calls the two developments good news. "I'm excited about the investments coming to downtown Euclid" he said.
Jonathan Holody is Director of Planning and Development for the City of Euclid.