Locals have had their say on plans to bring a new supermarket to the city’s east end.
Almost 60 jobs could be created if plans for the Aldi store are given the green light.
The German retailer has unveiled plans to open a store on Tom Johnstone Road, close to Sainsbury’s.
The Tele spoke to shoppers about the proposed supermarket.
Sharon Cooper, 51, a supervisor at Ninewells Hospital, said: “Aldi will be good for Ferry people.
“Their prices are good and they have really good fresh fruit and vegetables and it’s also not that far away.”
Elizabeth Frattaroli, 45, a golf club administrator, said: “I think I would start shopping there if they open one. Aldi is cheaper and everybody says they have really good vegetables and fruit.”
Jenny Edward, 71, a marketer who lives in Kirriemuir, said: “I think it would be good for people from Broughty Ferry – it’s cheaper and they have a wider selection.”
Calum Willson, 57, added: “I would use Aldi due to the prices. They have a captive audience here and I tend to stop into Sainsbury’s for smaller shops due to the cost.”
Two public consultation events will be held for the £4.25 million development.
Phillip Johnston, property director for Aldi in Scotland, said: “We anticipate that our application for a new Aldi Dundee East store and the number of employment opportunities will be welcome news to residents and local businesses, particularly at a time when there have been a number of closures in the area.
“Aldi will create up to 35 local full-time jobs with the new store, but significantly, we will also be initiating further economic growth through this development.”
A further 29 jobs may be created by up to 10,000sq ft of business units also planned by the retailer.
The supermarket is inviting the public to add their views at two consultation drop-in events.
The first takes place tomorrow at the St Aidan’s Centre on Brook Street from 2-7pm, while the second is on Monday at the Douglas and Mid Craigie Parish Church Hall from 2-7pm.
If approved, it would be the fourth Dundee Aldi store, with one each in Lochee and Craigie and a third being built in Myrekirk.