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
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
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