Lidl supermarket opens in Oakdale

OAKDALE, NY ( / — Best Market in Oakdale has transformed into the second Lidl supermarket near the Sachem area. The company's newest location opened on Wednesday at 4560 Sunrise Highway in Oakdale.

The Oakdale market joins a nearby Lidl at 655 Montauk Highway in East Patchogue, which opened in August. German-based Lidl bought the Best Market chain in January 2020, and plans to convert the stores to the Lidl brand and expand across Long Island over the next 2-3 years. The Oakdale Lidl marks the company’s eighth location on Long Island.

Best Market opened the Oakdale store in 2016, replacing the bankrupt Waldbaum’s. Earlier this year, Best Market closed the Oakdale location to renovate it into Lidl.

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Islip Town Board attended Lidl's grand opening and ribbon-cutting.

“We welcome Lidl to the Town of Islip, and to Long Island," said Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "The opening of this and other Lidls will provide jobs and economic growth for our region."

Also on hand for the ribbon-cutting were Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, Councilman James O’Connor, and Marlene Johnston, aide to Councilman John Cochrane.

Lidl is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., except holidays. The company operates over 10,000 stores in 27 countries and has a global following. The grocer describes itself as "High quality. Low prices. We're a less complicated way to shop that delivers low prices, high quality and the best shopping experience for our customers."

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