A PROPOSAL to build a new Aldi supermarket on Beaufort Street in Inglewood has received criticism on Facebook.
A post on the Facebook page Inglewood on Beaufort on Sunday confirmed the City of Stirling had received an application to develop an Aldi and two restaurants at the corner of Tenth Avenue and Beaufort Street.
But many residents were unhappy with the news, and left comments to vent their spleen.
“Aldi is a big no,” wrote Petra Del Fante. “Aldi is in morley galleria about 3.8 km from Tenth Ave.”
Christina Cruz said: “Aldi does not belong in Inglewood.”
“Not sure an Aldi is really consistent with the vibe/aesthetic I’d like to see adopted at that end of Beaufort Street,” Avril Grace Hughes wrote.
“It’s already difficult to turn onto Beaufort Street at that corner as well, so increased traffic could be dangerous, particularly if the Aldi is likely to get increased patronage than the previous IGA (hopefully the car park might be better).”
But some were more positive.
“I’m totally down with having an Aldi within walking distance,” Carly May Nicholls wrote.
“Hope the restaurants are great too – I’ve been hating the derelict block/building since IGA moved out.”
Fredy Arney echoed similar sentiments.
“Can’t wait for Aldi in walking distance not always have to drive to Morley,” he said.