Lidl, the German-based grocer, announced Monday that it will hold a grand opening of a new store in the former Waldbaum’s space in Center Moriches on Dec. 11. 

The event will begin at 7:40 a.m. and kick off a weekend of special offers, giveaways, and prizes for shoppers at 812 Montauk Hwy. 

“I’ve worked in grocery for over two decades on Long Island, and never before have I seen a store that prioritizes quality and shopper savings as much as Lidl does,” Center Moriches store manager Carlo Franzese said in a statement. “Our store brings significant new investment to Center Moriches and will be a customer-focused shopping destination that will be a great addition to the community. The team and I cannot wait to open on December 11.”

Lidl will also be holding a grand opening in West Babylon on the same day. 

Lidl said the stores, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Sunday, offer easy-to-shop layouts that will mean a faster and more convenient shop for customers, a wide array of specialty items, wages that are above the industry standard, and healthcare coverage to all workers starting in January, including for part-time workers.