"They seemed like a very solid, community-orientated organization, and that is what impressed us," said McDonnell.
Landry was also impressed that Dave Figurelli, president and chief operating officer of ShopRite Supermarkets, personally came down to talk with the board.
"What also was impressive was the president of the company would take the time to come up here and have lunch with the Town Board, talk to us, want to meet us and ask a lot of questions about the community," said Landry.
Around 300 jobs are expected to be created with the store, said Landry, with around three-quarters of them being full-time. In addition to groceries and produce, the store will offer a bakery, fresh meat and seafood, full-service floral department, pharmacy and gourmet prepared foods.
"We are very pleased to provide ShopRite's commitment to customer service, variety, value and low prices to this new location and thrilled to be bringing ShopRite to Schenectady County," said Figurelli in a statement. "We look forward to partnering with the communities we serve and becoming your neighborhood ShopRite."
ShopRite currently has 29 other stores in the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp. Columbia Development and BBL Construction will work with ShopRite on store and site renovations.""