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Plans for Price Chopper supermarket plaza at Northway Exit 23 move forward

Plans submitted to the Lake George Planning Board depict a 30,000-square-foot Price Chopper Supermarket to be built just south of Warrensburg off Rte. 9 near the intersection of Prosser Road — across from McDonalds Restaurant.

Plans submitted to the Lake George Planning Board depict a 30,000-square-foot Price Chopper Supermarket to be built just south of Warrensburg off Rte. 9 near the intersection of Prosser Road — across from McDonalds Restaurant.

— Discussions between town of Lake George Planning Board members and developers have included urgings that the storefront feature Adirondack-style architectural accents, including stonework.

The site is on a steep grade, and the parking lot would include cutting fairly deep into a slope. The bank office would sit at the north end of the development by Prosser Road, and the grocery store and the attached larger retail space would be at the southern end of the plot near Bakers Crossing Road.

The supermarket, at 30,000 square feet, would be about half the size of the major supermarkets in Glens Falls.

The progress on the Price Chopper development puts the status of another similar grocery/shopping plaza development into question.

In September, Devon Dalpos of the Laker Development group presented plans for another shopping plaza with a major supermarket to be situated on 25 acres behind the Warrensburg Post Office on Main St. in the Warrensburg hamlet.

Both Barry Feinman and Vanguard-Fine and Dalpos have said the immediate region could probably only support one such major development.

Warrensburg town officials have been exerting most of their effort into landing a plaza within their town — to generate more tax dollars, as well as boost the business activity in the hamlet.

Whether situated in downtown Warrensburg or over the town line in Lake George, local officials say the consumer will be benefitted by the competition provided by the major chain, driving down local grocery prices.

Efforts to contact officials of Vanguard-Fine and Laker Development were unsuccessful Wednesday.

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