Price Chopper is building a new store–one of its Market 32 brands–in Fort Edward on the site of the former Grand Union at 354 Broadway.
Construction started late last year after the site was cleaned up under the Brownfield program.
The store will be a Market 32, part of a rebranding and expansion plan for Schenectady-based Golub Corp., owner of the Price Chopper chain of grocery stores. About 100 jobs will be created, the company said.
D.A. Collins Construction Co. was contracted to do the site cleanup. The town of Fort Edward received a $300,000 cleanup grant through the Brownfield Opportunity Area program. The property was contaminated with PCB material when it was used as a dumping ground for General Electric Co. The 40,000-square-foot store is said to be the first Market 32 built from the ground up in the state. The site is being developed by Kaplan Realty .
Fort Edward does not currently have a grocery store in town. Officials hope to have the store open in late 2016.
D.A. Collins is also marketing a 400-acre industrial park in Fort Edward on the Champlain Canal, including 3.5 miles of railroad tracks and also equipped with natural gas lines, electricity, water and sewer lines.
The site was used as a sediment dewatering site during General Electric’s $1 billion PCB-dredging project on the Hudson River.
The property is owned by WCC LLC, a real estate holding company associated with D.A. Collins. The company is said to be willing to lease or sell the property.