WARRENSBURG The new Price Chopper supermarket just south of Warrensburg — the largest retail store in northern Warren County — will be opening to the public this weekend with considerable fanfare.
Two public events are slated to herald the store’s debut.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new store set for 8 a.m. Sunday May 18 is expected to draw a considerable crowd to launch the long-awaited supermarket. The store will be open for business directly after the ceremony.
A Preview Party fundraising reception is to be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday May 17, featuring tours of the store and samplings of various foods. A donation of $5 per person is requested, and all proceeds go towards three local non-profit entities: North Country Ministry, the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. and the Warrensburg Youth Sports program. Price Chopper will be matching all the collected donations, dollar for dollar, and the shopping plaza’s developer, Vanguard-Fine Corp., will be doing so also, but up to a $2,500 limit. During the preview party, the store will not be open for general shopping.
The new Price Chopper store will feature a variety of specialty departments and has created 25 full-time and 98 part-time jobs, company executives said. The supermarket will be staying open 24 hours/seven days per week during the summer.
The store is to host a full-service deli, a bakery with artisan breads and pastries, a coffee shop, a hot pizza/rotisserie chicken counter, full-service meat, fresh seafood and produce departments and a floral shop. The store’s manager is Bryan L. Lalone, an upcounty resident.
The new store and its host shopping plaza are located off Rte. 9 at Prosser Road, near I-87 Northway Exit 23. The complex is up a hill and across Rte. 9 from Warrensburg McDonald’s restaurant.
Price Chopper CEO Jerry Golub is expected to attend the ribbon-cutting, along with Neil Golub, Chairman of the Board of the firm.