True Value store plans additions

GLOVERSVILLE – The owner of Gloversville True Value Hardware store, Chad Taback, brought his site plans to build two additions on his store at 86 E. Fulton St. before the city Planning Board on Wednesday.

Also, Taback proposed work on the parking lot and a new loading dock for the store as part of the project.

“The parking lot will have a better design because, with it being paved, we can put down lines, and when trucks come for delivery they will have an actual area that won’t take away parking,” Taback said during the meeting. “They will be able to pull in and get out quickly after unloading.”

He said the plan for the curb cut in the northeastern corner of the lot will be to keep it closed off for trucks making deliveries, which will eliminate the chance of customers using it as an additional entry or exit. The delivery entry also would allow trucks to back directly up to the loading dock that is planned.

The first addition would be on the north side of the building and would be approximately 60 feet by 12 feet in size. The addition would be a new display area.

Taback said having this display area would have many benefits including keeping his merchandise out of the weather and improving safety because merchandise will no longer be displayed in the parking lot.

Taback also said the front addition would be a three-season addition, meaning it will not be heated in the winter. He said the front addition would be similar to the enclosed display area Noble Ace Hardware has at its location in Johnstown.

The second addition would be on the south side of the building. That addition would be approximately 14-feet by 74-feet in size and would be used as a new merchandise storage area.

Taback also plans to bring the propane filling station to a viewable area to the right of the store in an attempt to get people to drop off their tanks for refilling 50 feet from the entrance.

“We come in every morning and there are tanks directly in front of my entrance so, hopefully, if people see the tank to the right, it will get them to place it there,” Taback said. “I just don’t want them by the front doors.”

Taback also said he plans to build a new sign that would be placed on a poll 30-square-feet in size.

The Planning Board asked Taback to update his design to clearly label where the water, gas and sewer lines are on the property, and it scheduled a public hearing on the addition plans for the next meeting in February.

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