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Warrensburg-Lake George Price Chopper to create 100+ jobs, stay open 24 hours

Area officials hail plans for new supermarket, impact on regional economy

Area politicians and Golub Corporation executives gather for a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 16 for a new supermarket — the first ever of its size and range of services — to be built just south of Warrensburg. Notables participating in the event include Price Chopper Chairman of the Board Neil Golub (third from right), Mona Golub (far left), plus (left to right): Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty, Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson, state Assemblyman Dan Stec, and various Price Chopper officials. At the ceremony, officials predicted the development would have a substantial impact on the regional economy.

Area politicians and Golub Corporation executives gather for a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 16 for a new supermarket — the first ever of its size and range of services — to be built just south of Warrensburg. Notables participating in the event include Price Chopper Chairman of the Board Neil Golub (third from right), Mona Golub (far left), plus (left to right): Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty, Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson, state Assemblyman Dan Stec, and various Price Chopper officials. At the ceremony, officials predicted the development would have a substantial impact on the regional economy. Photo by Thom Randall.

— A grand opening celebration, he said, which might be as soon as summer 2014, would feature a party at the store, with proceeds of an admission charge — matched by the Golub foundation — going to three chosen local charities.

The new store and plaza are to be located between Bakers Crossing Road and Prosser Road. The complex is about 150 feet off Rte. 9, across from Warrensburg McDonald’s restaurant.

The full-service supermarket and its host shopping plaza are expected to be a reality by early next summer.

The plaza includes a 2,200-square-feet freestanding building that is to house a TrustCo bank branch and a 4,000 square-feet building that is to host a retail store. Barry Feinman of Vanguard-Fine, the firm that is developing and owns the property, said talks are underway with retailers to lease that latter space.

The plans also call for another 10,600 store — adjacent to the supermarket — which is permitted and could be built later on.

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The new Price Chopper supermarket now under development just off Northway Exit 23 will feature a full-service deli, a bakery with artisan breads and pastries, a hot pizza/rotisserie chicken counter, a coffee shop, full-service meat and produce departments, and host a floral shop. Local officials praised the design of the new store, unveiled at the groundbreaking ceremony held Oct. 16.

The supermarket, at 30,500 square feet, is to be about half the size of the anchor Price Chopper store on Glen St. in Glens Falls. Golub said that the inventory of the new will be downsized from the scale of the Glen St. store.

“There will be 12 feet of shelf space for salad dressings rather than 24 feet,” he said, citing an example.

The bank office is to sit at the north end of the development by Prosser Road, and the grocery store and the attached larger retail space is to be at the southern end of the plot near Bakers Crossing Road.

The intersection at Prosser Road and state Rte. 9 is to have a traffic signal installed within several months.

Initial grading for the plaza has been accomplished.

Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said Price Chopper store would provide the permanent local jobs for people of all ages, jobs that had ceased to exist in town during recent decades.

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