Schenectady County officials today joined with the Town of Rotterdam to announce that a vacant retail site at the “Five Corners” will be home to a new ALDI’s store.
“Rotterdam residents have long wanted a grocery store in this part of town, so we are pleased to welcome ALDI’s to Five Corners,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We appreciate the dedication of our economic development team, the Town of Rotterdam and Gordon Development to bring this exciting new project to fruition.”
Steven Tommasone, Rotterdam Supervisor said, “This project is a great example of the County and Town working together with the private sector to encourage smart growth. To the many residents of Rotterdam who wanted a grocery store on the western side of Town, we hope you join us in welcoming this new business to our community.”
The site was home to a drugstore that closed and was demolished and a sporting goods shop that was damaged in a fire and was later demolished. Redevelopment of the site has been a high priority for both Schenectady County and the Town of Rotterdam.
ALDI’s is one of the fastest growing retailers in the United States with more than 2,000 stores in 38 states. Gordon Development will construct a 20,000 square foot store at the Five Corners location.
The Five Corners is a retail corridor in Rotterdam where Princetown Road, Mariaville Road, Duanesburg Road, Curry Road and Broadway meet.