Arlington, Va. — Lidl US plans to open 25 grocery stores on the East Coast by spring 2020. The 25 stores will be located in Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, including the first four in Long Island. Openings for the individual stores were not released. In conjunction with the openings, Lidl US also plans to close two stores in Rockingham and Kinston, North Carolina, this summer. Lidl operates 10,500 grocery stores in 29 countries. Lidl established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington in June 2015.