New Walmart store gets closer to completion

JOHNSTOWN -The Fulton County Planning Board last week was updated on the Gloversville Walmart Supercenter project, where land surrounding the store could be developed.

County Planning Director James Mraz told the board ongoing construction is aimed at a summer store completion.

He said the new 157,100-square-foot retail outlet at the end of South Kingsboro Avenue is taking shape.

Bast-Hatfield Construction of Clifton Park is leading construction.

“All is moving along there well,” Mraz said.

Mraz said one to three “developable” parcels will be available adjacent to the supercenter.

He said the building for the new store is due to be completed by June 14. After the construction is done, he said, Walmart will bring in shelving and stocking, and it will train people to work there.

Meanwhile, Mraz said, Gloversville is involved in transactions for roads that Walmart is building as part of the project.

Walmart says the store will open in August.

In other business, county Senior Planner Sean Geraghty said member Christian Klueg has resigned.

“We’re back down to eight members,” Geraghty stated.

Geraghty said Peter Goderie of Perth expressed an interest in being on the volunteer county board, and the board approved him as a member. But he noted Goderie must still be approved by the Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee and the full Board of Supervisors.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].

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