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Plans unveiled for major supermarket in Warrensburg

Devin Dalpos, of Laker Development, shows initial plans Tuesday, Sept. 20 to the Warrensburg Planning Board depicting the layout of a major supermarket to be situated on Main Street behind the Warrensburg Post Office and just southeast of Oscar’s Smoke House. The conceptual plans were well received.

Devin Dalpos, of Laker Development, shows initial plans Tuesday, Sept. 20 to the Warrensburg Planning Board depicting the layout of a major supermarket to be situated on Main Street behind the Warrensburg Post Office and just southeast of Oscar’s Smoke House. The conceptual plans were well received. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Two developers are competing to launch a major discount grocery store soon in or near Warrensburg, and one of them presented initial plans Tuesday Sept. 20 to town officials.

Devin Dalpos of Laker Development Group unveiled plans to the Warrensburg Planning Board for a 30,000- to 35,000-square-foot supermarket to be developed on about 25 acres behind the town’s post office on Main Street.

He said he has been negotiating with two major grocery chains to site stores there, but he declined to name them.

The development would stretch back into the woods at the foot of Hackensack Mountain, adjacent to Oscar’s Smoke House.

Dalpos said that his firm would be presenting more comprehensive plans to the board as soon as this next week, and that, if approved, preliminary construction work could begin before winter arrives.

“This a very exciting plan,” town Councilman Bryan Rounds said, noting that a supermarket at that site would stimulate new development in the Warrensburg hamlet, boost traffic at all local businesses, plus prod owners of deteriorating retail properties to upgrade.

Dalpos and town officials said the supermarket would draw people from all over northern Warren County as well as Hamilton County and southern Essex County.

The Laker Development of Saratoga Springs isn’t the only firm that’s proceeding on supermarket plans locally.

Vanguard-Fine Real Estate is moving forward with plans for a compact mall containing a major supermarket across from McDonald’s Restaurant off Prosser Road. This hillside plot, near I-87 Northway Exit 23, is in the town of Lake George, although visitors identify it as belonging to Warrensburg.

Barry Feinman of Vanguard Fine said Monday that he is intending to present plans Oct. 4 to the Lake George Planning Board. Local officials say that Feinman is developing a site for Price Chopper, and he is meeting with the state Department of Transportation soon to discuss traffic issues.

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