Breaking: Aldi Releases Preliminary Shuttle Service Schedule for Customers

aldiThursday, December 22, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Aldi, which earlier this month announced plans to close its Maywood location on Dec. 24, released a preliminary shuttle schedule today. After talks with Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), Aldi officials agreed to offer the shuttle service for residents without transportation who may have relied on the Madison Street location, the village’s only full-service grocery store, for fresh fruits, vegetables and other food.

Aldi officials said that they will modify the schedule after the first two weeks, if necessary.

  • Monday, Dec. 26 ||  10 a.m. departure time from Maywood Aldi to Bellwood Aldi
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 || 10 a.m. departure time from Maywood Aldi to Bellwood Aldi
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 || 10 a.m. departure time from Maywood Aldi to Bellwood Aldi
  • Monday, Jan. 2 || 10 a.m. departure time from Maywood Aldi to Bellwood Aldi
  • Thursday, Jan. 5 || 10 a.m. departure time from Maywood Aldi to Bellwood Aldi
  • Saturday, Jan. 10 || 10 a.m. departure time from Maywood Aldi to Bellwood Aldi

Other pertinent details:

  • Shuttle bus seats 24 passengers
  • Shuttle will arrive at 9:45 a.m. to the Maywood Aldi parking lot
  • Shuttle will drive directly to the Aldi in Bellwood at 10AM
  • The driver will wait in the parking lot for 45 minutes to an hour, or as soon as everyone has completed their shopping.
  • The driver will account for all passengers before departure
  • Shuttle returns directly to Aldi Maywood

Aldi officials have said that the above schedule is for the next two weeks, “which will allow us to have time to gauge if this is the right schedule, vehicle, etc.” VFP

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2 thoughts on “Breaking: Aldi Releases Preliminary Shuttle Service Schedule for Customers”

  1. Mind you, I am speaking from a place of complete ignorance about the boardroom negotiations which brought this transportation service to be birthed, but this is UTTERLY PATHETIC! Is this whole town the world’s most pitiful charity case! Who is the jackass that twisted Aldi’s arm to become Maywood’s newest social services agency? And if no arms were twisted, why in the world should Aldi feel the slightest bit guilty for closing their worst performing store?

    If my elderly neighbor(s) needs to go to the grocery store, He/she/they are not going to call Aldi or anyone
    else for that matter, because I drive them to the store myself. It’s called “being a good neighbor!”

    Thank you, Aldi, for going above and beyond your call of duty and agreeing to or even offering to play this absurd role. I hope Maywood is proud of the knuckleheads who are happy to have Aldi and other outsiders think we are iunable to do anything by ourselves! Can you please stop enslving us to perpetually irresponsibllity? Would you please allow us some self-respect? Would you please let sit at the grown-ups’ table?

    Whoever you are who negotiated our humiliation and shame, please identify yourself so we can make sure you never represent the proud people of Maywood ever again!

  2. Mind you, I am speaking from a place of complete ignorance about the boardroom negotiations which brought this transportation service to be birthed, but this is UTTERLY PATHETIC! Is this whole town the world’s most pitiful charity case! Who is the jackass that twisted Aldi’s arm to become Maywood’s newest social services agency? And if no arms were twisted, why in the world should Aldi feel the slightest bit guilty for closing their worst performing store?

    If my elderly neighbor(s) needs to go to the grocery store, He/she/they are not going to call Aldi or anyone
    else for that matter, because I drive them to the store myself. It’s called “being a good neighbor!”

    Thank you, Aldi, for going above and beyond your call of duty and agreeing to or even offering to play this absurd role. I hope Maywood is proud of the knuckleheads who are happy to have Aldi and other outsiders think we are unable to do anything by ourselves! Can you please stop enslaving us to perpetual irresponsibility? Would you please allow us some self-respect? Would you please let us sit at the grown-ups’ table?

    Whoever you are who negotiated our humiliation and shame, please identify yourself so we can make sure you never represent the proud people of Maywood ever again!

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