Price Chopper to demolish St. Patricks Church in Watervliet

From the Troy Record:

We are sensitive to the role that St. Patrick’s Church has played in this community and are aware of initial public reaction to its purchase and demolition by Nigro Cos.,” Price Chopper CEO and President Jerel Golub said in a statement. “As such, we plan to be a participant in the larger public process and will address all questions and concerns relative to our proposed new store.”

The new store, if approved, would be about 40,200 square feet and located between 19th and 23rd streets, and 5th and 6th avenues. Along with the proposed demolition of the church, a former school and multiple row houses would also be demolished.

Imagine if they opened the small market style grocer that Fresh Market so desperately tries to do (but fails miserably) in the building that’s already there? That would be an awesome addition to the area and would definitely be a novel place to get your food. What a shame.

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