Lidl opens market at Bayonne’s Harbor View Marketplace

Lidl celebrated the grand opening of its newest market, in Bayonne’s Harbor View Marketplace, this week, developers JMF Properties and RD Management announced.

The store opened Wednesday morning, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday at 20 Goldsborough Drive.

“The city of Bayonne is happy to welcome Lidl to our community,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a prepared statement. “Lidl will provide local consumers with a new choice for groceries and other products. Lidl’s decision to set up shop in here is yet another sign that Bayonne is a great location for business. We are happy to provide a new American location for this important European retail company.”

The company operates more than 11,000 stores in 32 countries, employing more than 310,000 people around the world. Its U.S. headquarters is in Virginia, and it has more than 110 stores in nine East Coast states.

“Lidl is the type of business we love to partner with, one that provides a tangible benefit to local residents and consumers,” Joseph M. Forgione, founder and principal of Whippany-based JMF, which teamed with RD Management to develop Harbor View Marketplace. “We are proud to welcome them to the retail mix we are curating here at Harbor View Marketplace along with RD Management, and thankful that we were able to work closely with the city of Bayonne and Mayor Jimmy Davis to make this milestone grand opening a reality.”

Lidl gave out gift cards to the store’s first 100 customers.