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Wbg.-Lake Geo. Price Chopper groundbreaking soon

Plans approved by 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 McDonald's Restaurant. The supermarket will likely be complete by early next summer, a Price Chopper executive predicted this week.

Plans approved by 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 McDonald's Restaurant. The supermarket will likely be complete by early next summer, a Price Chopper executive predicted this week.

A new Price Chopper supermarket and a shopping plaza near Northway Exit 23 just south of Warrensburg are expected to be a reality by early next summer, according to a Price Chopper executive and area officials.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Price Chopper store is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 16 at the site of the plaza, located between Bakers Crossing Road and Prosser Road. The complex is about 150 feet off Rte. 9, across from Warrensburg McDonald’s restaurant.

Mona Golub, Vice President of Golub Corp. — Price Chopper’s parent company — said the public was invited to witness the ceremony.

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, according to approved plans on file at the Lake George town offices. The plans also call for another 10,600 store — adjacent to the supermarket — which could be built later on, according to Keith Oborne, town of Lake George Director of Planning.

“This will move rapidly,” he said, noting that town and state Dept. of Transportation approvals have been granted, and only a few formal permits are pending.

The supermarket, at 30,500 square feet, is to be about half the size of the major supermarkets in Glens Falls.

The eagerly-awaited project was stalled for months while project officials negotiated relocation of the McDonald’s parking lot exit about 30 feet north to create a symmetrical four-way intersection at Prosser Road. This redesigned Rte. 9 intersection recently was reconstructed to include sidewalks and new curbs. It is scheduled to have a traffic signal installed within several months. The new intersection features a central left turn lane routing northbound Rte. 9 traffic onto Prosser Road.

Also, delays included negotiating relocation of high-voltage electric transmission lines running across Prosser Road. They are to be moved 250 feet or so to the southeast so they’ll span Baker’s Crossing instead of directly over the shopping center.

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