Cold no barrier to Aldi Butler opening


Clockwise from bottom left: Jacinta Harnett and Jackson (3). Markus Georgius, John Quigley MLA, store manager Mike Burrows and area manager Steele Walster. Tania Carmichael and Minette Fick.  First in line: Michael and Christina Manowski. Dee Chikowore and Ndina Chaita. Zandalee Robinson and Jaxon (2) and Sam Klier.        Pictures: Martin Kennealey d457108
Cold no barrier to Aldi Butler opening
Cold no barrier to Aldi Butler opening
Cold no barrier to Aldi Butler opening
Cold no barrier to Aldi Butler opening
Cold no barrier to Aldi Butler opening
Clockwise from bottom left: Jacinta Harnett and Jackson (3). Markus Georgius, John Quigley MLA, store manager Mike Burrows and area manager Steele Walster. Tania Carmichael and Minette Fick. First in line: Michael and Christina Manowski. Dee Chikowore and Ndina Chaita. Zandalee Robinson and Jaxon (2) and Sam Klier.        Pictures: Martin Kennealey d457108

ABOUT 30 people braved the cold to be among the first to shop at Aldi Butler when it opened last Wednesday.

Construction started on the Butler Boulevard store earlier this year, making it the second northern suburbs store for the supermarket chain after the Joondalup outlet opened in June.

Butler MLA John Quigley cut the ribbon before shoppers browsed the aisles.

An Aldi spokeswoman said the opening was a great success.

“We were delighted to see strong interest from the local community on opening day,” she said.

“Many shoppers lined up well before the store opened to pick up one of our unique special buys and we saw a number of happy customers walk away with the bargains they’d found.”