Price Chopper plans to expand Hubbard Avenue store
PITTSFIELD -- The owners of the Price Chopper market on Hubbard Avenue are proposing an 1,174-square-foot addition to the supermarket’s footprint.
According to an application filed with the city Community Development office, Golub Corp. is seeking a rectangular addition to the existing 83,862-square-foot market at 555 Hubbard Ave. in the Berkshire Crossing center.
Golub will go before the Community Development Board on Tuesday for a site plan review. The board will be asked to determine whether the proposed enlargement of the overall shopping center square footage is minor, consistent with the original approval for Berkshire Cross-
ing, or requires a formal amendment to the approval.
According to background information in a report from the community development staff, the Berkshire Crossing center was originally approved in 1993 for 435,180 square feet of retail space. Over the years, a total of 18,340 square feet of space has been added through minor changes, for a current total of 453,520 square feet.
The report also notes that the additional space would be part of "an extensive interior and exterior renovation of the supermarket."
Golub is seeking to "expand the front of the store out to the extent of the canopy to increase the inside space by [800 square feet]," according to the company’s application for site plan approval.
Reached Friday, spokeswoman Mona Golub said the new space will allow relocation of the store’s recycling center.
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