Binghamton Mayor Rich David recently announced a $4 million plan to redevelop the former Big Lots Plaza and bring a full-service grocery back to the North Side of Binghamton. The new addition to the plaza - Grocery City Market - will be an approximate 10,000 square foot supermarket that will offer produce, fresh meat and seafood.
“I’m happy to partner with Mayor David on revitalizing businesses in the North Side of Binghamton.” said Senator Libous. “A grocery store is a basic necessity - it will really improve the lives of local residents and become a catalyst for business growth in the area.”
Senator Libous worked to secure $150,000 in site development from the New York State Dormitory Authority for the plaza’s redevelopment. In addition to seeking payment incentives from the City of Binghamton and Binghamton Local Development Corporation, the Broome County Land Bank Corporation, through a grant from the New York State Attorney General’s Office, is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in nearby residential demolitions, which will further revitalize the North Side community.
“From the very beginning, Senator Libous has provided his support to this administration’s plans to develop a grocery store on the North Side,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “I thank Senator Libous for understanding the challenges that exist redeveloping this area of our City and his efforts to address them. We’re one step closer to a grocery store and vibrant commercial plaza opening on the North Side.”
Syracuse based developer Jim Mailloux and Binghamton architect Jim Kilcy have partnered on a new business named Xirred Development Group and together they will develop this property. The development will also include commercial and retail space.
“Having economic development partners like Senator Libous and Mayor David were critical in getting this project off the drawing board,” said the developers, architect Jim Kilcy and partner Jim Mailloux. “We thank Senator Libous for this infusion of state money as we move forward on a major, community-focused revitalization project for the North Side.”
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