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Fresh Market breaks ground in Latham

WWTJ, said, at the groundbreaking, that the group, which has over 3,500

members, has learned more about The Fresh Market and now welcomes the store

to the community.

Their expansion here is a step in the right direction and today s

groundbreaking not only develops this corner but creates a more diverse

landscape for retail food shopping in our community, he said in a written

release he handed out at the event. This occasion sends a clear signal that

when it comes to new and improved grocery stores, New York State s Capital

District is open for business!

Roter said that the group has been pushing for Trader Joe s mostly because

the community needs a specialty store-a store that carries more than more

traditional grocery stores in the way of exotic and special foods. Roter is

confident that the community will be getting this specialty appeal with The

Fresh Market.

The store will be 23,000 square feet big-26,000 feet is being demolished and

restored to build the store. Surrounding the store will be nearly an acre of

green space, including small islands in the parking lot that will be seeded

with trees.

Pedestrians will also be able to take advantage of larger sidewalks and

walkways that are lined with benches, creating a path for what the

developers hope will be a 14,000 square-foot pharmacy that occupies the

other end of the plaza. The developers also plan to entirely re-do the

faCade of the plaza, creating added appeal and drawing customers to the

corner and plaza.

The faced will be done with brick veneer and cultured stone.

This project was approved by the Colonie Planning Board in June. Since then,

town officials have been excited about the plaza getting a new face.

Town Supervisor Paula Mahan thanked The Fresh Market for choosing Colonie to

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