It looks like Lidl will not be coming to Clayton, NC after all.
The unfortunate news was announced on jocoreport.com and indicates that "A notice was sent to Clayton town official alerting them that the grocery store chain would not be building a store as planned on US70 near Wal-Mart. "
I spoke with Mayor Pro Tem Michael Grannis today and he shared that the information came from Lidl's upper management that "they did not want to proceed at this time." They gave no specific reasons, though.
I have reached out to Lidl asking why they pulled out of the Clayton store location and will update if any additional information becomes available. Let's just hope it's because they are looking for a bigger and better Clayton location!