NEWS that discount supermarket chain Aldi is hoping set up shop in Ashbourne has prompted a huge response online.
The News Telegraph website has been flooded with hits since we broke the story on Wednesday and our Facebook page has hosted a debate on whether the business will fit in to Ashbourne's landscape.
So far almost all the comments on our Facebook page have been in favour of the town getting a new Aldi store.
Why not have your say by leaving a comment below or visiting www.facebook.com/ashbournenews
On Facebook, Louise Gerrard said: "There is a mixture of households in Ashbourne, those who would benefit from a more competitively priced supermarket with greater choice and those who would still shop at Waitrose and M&S but also pop into Aldi for some items.
"I can see the point of view that, in its branding, Aldi is not in keeping with Ashbourne's shop front style but then it depends where it will be.
"The 99p shop looks 'cheap' but it's great for bargains and has been a big success.
"If Aldi is going to be on Waterside, for example, I don't see an issue as it's not ruining the street scene.
"However, it is better for the town to have shops that people will use than full of empty shops with 'to let' signs.
"A balance needs to be struck - shops that will serve the community well but keep our town's heritage intact."
And Nikki Galvin left the comment: I went to Aldi in Derby yesterday, i think the quality of the fruit and veg are brilliant and it was very busy. I got a trolley full of stuff for just over £50 now if that was in Sainsburys that would at least been over £70. I'm all for Aldi coming bring it on and why not let the public decided for a change...
However, not everyone was in favour of the new store. Angela Dust commented: "Just another shop that will cheapen Ashbourne."