BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi has agreed to build a new 650,000-square-foot warehouse and establish a new division headquarters to serve its Houston-area stores, officials said.

Construction of the facility, to be located in Rosenberg, Texas, is expected to begin early next year, with completion in October of 2015, city officials said. The facility will support Aldi’s growth in Houston, where it currently operates 12 stores.


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“We are pleased to bring our Houston distribution center and divisional headquarters to Rosenberg,” Scott Huska, Aldi’s division vice president in Denton, Texas, said in a statement. “The location of the site is prime real estate for our distribution efforts, and will allow us to offer more grocery shoppers in the Houston area a smarter shopping alternative. We are proud to partner with our neighbors and look forward to continuing a long-term relationship with this community.”

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Aldi considered 30 sites in the region before selecting the Rosenberg site, city officials said. The city approved a 70% tax abatement on the building and equipment for 10 years, as well as a $500,000 reimbursement for infrastructure and development costs once the project is completed.

The facility is expected to cost $60 million and employ more than 150 workers.

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