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Price Chopper landlord eyes ‘future development’ in Lansingburgh

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Price Chopper landlord eyes ‘future development’ in Lansingburgh

An entity related to supermarket chain Price Chopper’s parent company, the Golub Corporation, has submitted a proposal to the city of Troy to acquire 867 Second Ave in Lansingburgh, a half-acre, waterfront lot that is currently the site of an old, dilapidated home.

The property sits immediately north of an existing Price Chopper. According to its proposal, the entity, Clark Trading, has offered to purchase the parcel for $52,500 and clear the site “for future development in connection with the adjacent property to the south.”

The clearing of the site—estimated to cost $75,000—would “eliminate a current eyesore and source of illegal activity,” Clark Trading says in its proposal. The house was built around 1890, one of two once used by the Riverside Club, county historian Kathy Sheehan previously told The Alt.

The city’s property review committee, made up of city officials, advanced the bid to the city council finance committee, which will consider the proposal, along with more than two dozen others for different city-owned parcels, at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5:35 P.M.

If the finance committee approves the recommendations, they will be forwarded to the city council for a final vote at a regular meeting next month.

Clark Trading’s proposal, signed by president Jerel Golub, does not elaborate on this “future development.” Golub Corp. spokesperson Mona Golub told The Alt in an email Tuesday that the company doesn’t “have any plans at this time, other than to potentially clean up the parcel.” She added that the proposal “was submitted by our landlord, Clark Trading, independent of the company.”

The Golub Corp. has opened or refashioned 20 stores under its “contemporary, food-focused” Market 32 brand, according to an April press release.

City planning commissioner Steve Strichman previously told The Alt that the city is considering a “short riverfront” trail between 123rd St. and the Waterford Bridge, which would ostensibly pass near or through the two parcels that figure in the above-discussed future development.

This story has been updated.

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