Still vacant

The vacant Price Chopper on Cooper Street is seen. The city has fielded some inquiries from interested parties, but no reuse plan has been submitted.

GLENS FALLS — Some interest has been expressed in reusing the vacant Price Chopper building on Cooper Street, but no specific plans have been announced.

The store closed in late July after more than 50 years at that location.

EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew said he has received six to 10 calls about the site. He would not mention specifics, but said some callers have been interested in the property as a grocery store, but other uses have been suggested, such as warehousing and light manufacturing.

“We try to work with them and point them to other locations,” he said of those seeking alternative uses. “We continue to make it known that our priority at that location is a neighborhood supermarket for the residents in that area — the east end.”

Bartholomew stays in contact with the people at Price Chopper who are handling the sale, he said. The 2-acre property is zoned for general commercial use and is assessed at $1.1 million.

The building has been gutted, with the grocery-related equipment — such as coolers, displays and registers — removed.

Price Chopper spokeswoman Mona Golub said Tuesday there was nothing new to report.

Golub said previously the company would not object to selling the property to a company that wanted to sell groceries, such as a convenience store, but may not want to sell to a full-service grocery store.

No Price Chopper stores are located in the city limits, but one is located just outside the city limits on upper Glen Street in Queensbury. Hannaford has a store on Broad Street in the city.

Michael Goot covers the city of Glens Falls, town and village of Lake George and other northern Warren County communities. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/

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