Ruby & Quiri seeks expansion

JOHNSTOWN — Giant home furnishings store Ruby & Quiri on Route 30A is looking to construct a 16,000-square-foot building to the south to warehouse furniture.

A site plan for the $700,000 project will come before the city Planning Board for its review at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

On the agenda is the project for Ruby & Quiri, located at 307 N. Comrie Ave. According to a plan submitted, the longtime furniture, appliance and floor covering business wants to build a 16,000-square-foot, steel-frame building to warehouse some of its furniture.

Kucel Contractor of Gloversville will be doing the project.

The new warehouse will be constructed to the south of Ruby & Quiri’s main building. The building will be 120-foot by 140-foot by 30-foot tall. The building would be used for warehouse racking. There will be breezeway connector from the new building to Ruby & Quiri’s existing warehouse structure, the plan indicates.

Ruby & Quiri has been a mainstay in Fulton County for many years. It is a member of three of the largest national buying groups — Nationwide Buying Group, Mega Buying group and Carpet One.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda, the planning board is due to review the site plan construction of steel frame buildings for storage units at the former Buanno Warehousing at 11 Townsend Ave. The project is being done by NoSo Storage LLC.

According to a state environmental assessment form made public, the project doesn’t involve legislative adoption of a plan, local law or other ordinance. But the project on a 6.4-acre site does require a permit from the city of Johnstown.

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

By Patricia Older

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