As New England said goodbye to Christmas Tree Shoppes in 2023, it was only a matter of time before the buildings that held the iconic stores would be bought up and transformed.

The fate of one of the original Christmas Tree Shops in Falmouth has now been laid out, as plans for an Aldi grocery store have been put in place.

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The Sad Ending to CTS

It was a sad day when the news broke that Christmas Tree Shoppes was going under. The company filed for bankruptcy in May of last year, and shortly after, it was confirmed the retailer was headed for liquidation and would cease all operations.

Spirit Halloween was seemingly the first to capitalize on the vacant buildings when it took over the Cranberry Highway location last year. Now, more permanent situations are popping up to make new homes for other businesses.

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Aldi to Take Over CTS in Falmouth Plaza

Property owner Greg Bilezikian confirmed for The Enterprise that the 10-year lease was finalized and signed for Aldi to use the space earlier this month.

While no specific date has been set for an opening, an Aldi representative said the hope is to be open by summer.

The Falmouth location closed on June 30 of last year and has sat vacant ever since.

After completion, Aldi in Falmouth will join three other Aldi locations on the SouthCoast.

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