Lidl is coming to Bethesda. The grocery store will open at the 41,300 SF location that was formerly home to Safeway on Old Georgetown Road for over 25 years, according to a report by Robert Dyer. Safeway closed at 7625 Old Georgetown Road in in March 2018 after opening in 1991. An opening date for the upcoming Lidl is not yet available.
Lidl opened its first grocery store in Takoma Park in December 2020. That was followed by a store in Glenmont in 2021, and the grocery store then opened a location in Montgomery Village about a year ago. Locations in Germantown and Rockville are also planned.