By Greg Hitchcock
Scarborough, Maine-based supermarket chain Hannaford has been cleared to build a new store in the town of Ballston.
The town of Ballston recently approved Hannaford’s plans to build the supermarket in town, concluding a 15-year search by the property owners Frank and Rose Marie Rossi. for an anchor tenant on the 76-acre parcel.
The company said construction will begin in early 2019 at the site, located off routes 50 and 67. The 38,000-square-foot store is expected to be completed in the fall.
Hannaford spokesman Eric Blom said Ballston is a strategically based location and he feels confident that the store will do well.
“It’s a vote of confidence in the community,” he said.
Blom said the supermarket will contribute to a vibrant community, complementing other stores in the area. It will be convenient and accessible for its customers. He said Hannaford supermarkets contribute to the community in several ways including creating jobs and growing the local economy.
Hannaford also announced a new store opening in Rome, N.Y. in late November.
“This is a major investment,” Blom said. “That speaks to our commitment to New York in general and our belief in that area. When we build a store, we are there for the long haul.”
The Ballston store will serve as an anchor on that property to attract retail and commercial tenants to the property.
Hannaford Supermarket operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.