Over the past few years, Colonie has had its share of supermarkets built. Most of them are not far from each other. There’s been a Shop Rite built on Central Avenue, a Whole Foods Market built on the side of Colonie Center and Trader Joes on Wolf Road. There’s also been a new Price Chopper built in the Colonie Plaza. They moved into the newly built building, vacating their former building on the same property which has remained empty since the move.

Lot Next To Dragon Buffet (Google Street View)

Now Aldi may be moving across the street on Central Avenue, from the Colonie Plaza, across from Price Chopper. The address is 1881 Central Avenue, which is next to the Dragon Buffet Restaurant.

According to the article in the Times Union, because of the highly populated area within a three mile radius of the property, and the large amount of traffic in the area are some of the main factors of why Aldi wants to build a store at that location.