The low-cost food retailer’s branch in Assen’s Cité Shopping Center will have its last day of trading on January 28, RTV Drenthe reports.
The store’s closure comes months after neighboring store Jumbo shut its doors for good last July, apparently after struggling to come to more favorable lease terms with the landlord of the shopping center complex.
It is understood Lidl staff have been informed of the closure in advance. Each member of staff was reportedly given the choice of redundancy or transferring to a different store. It is understood the company gave the Jumbo closure as the primary reason for the decision as Lidl generally prefers to operate in proximity to more upmarket outlets.
A Lidl spokesperson confirmed the store is closing because it “no longer meets the requirements of branch concept and future-proofing.”
The chain also confirmed staff would be given the opportunity to relocate to either Kloosterveen or Marsdijk stores.
Nearby Lidl stores remain open at Kleuvenstee 8 and Rondgang 14.