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Walmart Niskayuna market first of its kind in upstate New York

Grocery store opens to anchor Mansion Square

Friday, November 1, 2013
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Walmart Neighborhood Market opened on Friday morning after a brief ribbon-cutting
ceremony.The new store at 3429 State St. is located in the Mansion Square Shopping Center and is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy service.
The Walmart Neighborhood Market format offers quick and convenient shopping, with a full-grocery department, including organic and natural selections. The store features prepared food options, fresh baked breads, self-serve deli and a bakery. The Niskayuna store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites. Store Manager, Juan Rivera gets his employees pumped up with a Walmat chant at the end of the ceremony.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Walmart Neighborhood Market opened on Friday morning after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.The new store at 3429 State St. is located in the Mansion Square Shopping Center and is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy service. The Walmart Neighborhood Market format offers quick and convenient shopping, with a full-grocery department, including organic and natural selections. The store features prepared food options, fresh baked breads, self-serve deli and a bakery. The Niskayuna store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites. Store Manager, Juan Rivera gets his employees pumped up with a Walmat chant at the end of the ceremony.

— The newest addition to Niskayuna’s grocery scene opened on Friday morning, about six months after ground was broken on the project.

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market, the first such store for upstate New York, not only provides a new grocery option for shoppers in the area but also provides the anchor for the years-in-the-making Mansion Square project.

The Niskayuna market is about a quarter of the size of Walmart’s traditional supercenters. There is also limited general merchandise, like health and beauty products. The store also has a pharmacy.

It is located along State Street in the Mansion Square development, near Balltown Road and the Schenectady city line.

The store opened Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attending the ceremony was Chuck Steiner, president and CEO of the Chamber of Schenectady County.

Steiner later said the new market helps with jobs, and provides consumers with another place to go. The new store employs up to 95 people in full- and part-time positions.

Steiner also noted that the project shows another investment in Schenectady County.

“We’re very, very pleased that they’re participating in the community, engaging the community, hiring people,” Steiner said. “It’s another step in the ever-developing Schenectady County.”

The project was announced in August 2012, with the ground-breaking in April.

There are about 300 of the neighborhood markets nationwide. The Niskayuna store was the first announced in New York state.

The Niskayuna store opens in a community that has seen a boom in grocery shopping options in the past two years. Niskayuna already had the long-established Price Chopper across Balltown Road at Mohawk Commons, a Hannaford at Balltown and Consaul roads and the Niskayuna Co-op three miles up Balltown Road, on Nott Street.

In 2011, Shop-Rite opened a supermarket in the former St. James Square on Balltown Road, near the co-op. Around that same time, Target added grocery options to its long-established store near the Price Chopper at Mohawk Commons.

 
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November 1, 2013
11:56 p.m.
ChuckD says...

Ah, and so much better than the wreck that used to stand there:
http://www.savethepinebush.org/stanford/...

Again, well done Niskayuna! It's a perfect match.
(sarcasm off)

November 2, 2013
7:26 a.m.
wmarincic says...

ChuckD yes the old mansion was a great site to view when you passed Balltown Road but it was also a money pit that nobody was willing to save. There are now multiple retail stores in the place that are giving hundreds of people jobs and the county much needed tax income. After all Schenectady County is owned and operated by liberal tax and spend democrats. We need every dollar possible.

November 3, 2013
11:15 p.m.
artbarb says...

Sorry, that corner is saturated with grocery options: Walmart isn't going to be cheap enough to draw the customers .. it won't offer the variety/volume that the bigger stores do .. Walmart neighborhood markets often have HIGHER prices than a Walmart superstore .. so you may THINK (expect) prices will be cheaper because it's Walmart, but they won't be. You'll see. If you LIKE giving the Walton family your business rather than the Golubs or the Shop (& Price) Rites, then enjoy!

November 4, 2013
9:12 a.m.
wmarincic says...

Nope, I give my money to Golub even though they have higher prices because of how much they put back into the community.

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