The new Aldi supermarket on South Road in Alnwick is set to open in September, while the McDonald’s next to the petrol station at Cawledge, in the town, is expected to open later this year.
This week, an Aldi spokesman said: “We are progressing with the construction of an Aldi store in Alnwick. We are on target for opening in September and are looking forward to bringing value and choice to the shoppers in the area.”
Meanwhile, a McDonald’s spokesman said: “Our new restaurant will provide significant investment for Alnwick and is expected to open in the latter half of 2015, with construction work beginning over the summer.
“The new opening will create at least 65 new jobs and we are excited about developing a long and positive relationship with the local community and its residents.”
The fast-food giant’s plans were approved in November 2014.