Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.
Aldi, which bills itself as the "nation's low-price grocery leader," has plans to build a new location between Kani House and Beartooth Parkway.
The planning commission approved the store's request for a 25-foot reduction in frontage from the required 100 feet setback to allow additional space for tractor trailer delivery truck access to the back of the building.
According to the company, ALDI is a model of efficiency that eliminates overhead costs by offering "smart" practices, such as a cart rental system and "more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased items sold under ALDI exclusive brands for prices up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets."
Other features include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags.
Aldi has more than 1,300 locations, including locations in Cumming and Gainesville.