It was the end of an era on July 29 when the Cooper Street Price Chopper closed its doors after more than a half-century.

Golub Company officials said it was a business decision to close the store, which had been at that location since 1959. At only 19,000 square feet, it was the company’s smallest store in its chain.

EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew said there have been inquiries to use the property – not for a grocery store, but for warehousing and light manufacturing. The city’s preference is a neighborhood supermarket, but Bartholomew recently acknowledged that could be a tough sell, given other larger grocery stores are nearby including a Price Chopper on Upper Glen Street in Queensbury and a Hannaford on Broad Street in the city.

City officials and residents expressed disappointment that the city’s East End no longer has a grocery store.

The property was formerly home to Arrow Grip Manufacturing Corp. until Central Market, the former name of Price Chopper, acquired the property in 1938.