The growing economy that Ocean Springs knows after Aldi’s
announcement of opening a new store is facing some challenges. The store that
was planned to be located on U.S. Highway 90 has faced some roadblocks after
much of the property the company plans to build on has been deemed “wetlands”.
According to Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson , about 90
percent of the property is designated wetlands in the same time where Aldi are
very specific when it comes to location, and they really like that location.
Dobson also indicated that his team have been in touch with
representatives from Aldi’s corporate offices in order to find sollution to
make the land viable for the grocery store and he added. “Everybody wants the
deal to happen, so that’s a good thing when everybody’s on the same page as far
as wanting the same thing.”.
There’s no clear timeline for the new store to be built
according to Dobson.