Aldi is coming to North Utica.

Mayor Robert Palmieri says the supermarket chain will be opening a new grocery store on Herkimer Road in the former Rite Aid Pharmacy building.

Plans include the construction of an additional 2,300 square feet of space to accommodate the store's operation.

Palmieri says his administration has been in constant communication with Aldi representatives over the past several years and he's thrilled they'll be opening a new store in Utica.

The Mayor said, “Utica’s economy has greatly improved as we continue to attract national, regional and local companies, and I thank ALDI for their commitment to our community.”