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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.

Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said the town has negotiated a contract for sewer and water service for the plaza, and that it was obtained at a rate favorable to the existing property owners in the Warrensburg Water District.

Designs for the plaza’s signage have also been approved by the Lake George Park Commission after some revisions, Oborne said.

A traffic study submitted last year estimates that as many as 420 vehicles per hour would visit the plaza.

The site is on a steep grade, and the parking lot cuts fairly deep into a slope. 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.

Basic site preparation including initial grading for the plaza has been accomplished.

Golub said a schematic of the Price Chopper supermarket and its extensive amenities would be unveiled at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Local officials have said the consumer will benefit from the competition provided by the major chain driving down local grocery prices. Some local shoppers surveyed this week said some prices have already decreased at downtown Warrensburg’s Tops Market, the closest supermarket to the new plaza site.

Barry Feinman of Vanguard-Fine — the developer of the plaza said Monday the project was progressing well.

“We thank the towns of Warrensburg and Lake George for being so cooperative and moving this project in a positive direction,” he said. “We look forward to bring new services to the area communities.”

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