ITHACA, N.Y.—A second Aldi grocery store is opening in the area, with one coming to the Village of Lansing this fall.

The downtown location has been serving the community for years, briefly closing in 2017 for a remodel that added a significant amount of space.

Aldi is taking over the space that was previously occupied by Rite Aid, and construction started in the spring, with a fence barricading in the construction zone and redirecting traffic to other businesses in the shopping center around the perimeter.

Cayuga Shopping Center, where the new Aldi will be.

“Our new Ithaca, New York store is on track to open this fall. We look forward to serving Ithaca residents and providing them with the best grocery shopping experience,” said the statement from Aaron Sumida, Aldi’s Tully division vice president.

The new location provides another discount grocer option in the area, and is opening just across the street from the Tops location that remains in the Ithaca/Lansing area after the Ithaca location closed down for good.

Zoë Freer-Hessler is the digital editor/reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Joining in November 2021, she has covered a wide range of topics related to local news. She can be reached at,...