As South Side Mirabito Store Opens, What’s Ahead for Nearby Shop
Residents of Binghamton's South Side are wondering what Mirabito will do with its existing Vestal Avenue convenience store now that a new unit has started operations a few blocks away.
The store in the Number 5 Commons opened for business early Monday morning.
Mirabito's smaller shop at the corner of the Vestal Avenue and Mitchell Avenue is smaller than the newly-constructed store to the east.
Some people in the neighborhood have speculated that Mirabito will shut down the existing store now that the more spacious location with a new, more modern design is open.
For now, both locations will operate despite their close proximity. Responding to an inquiry from WNBF News, a Mirabito spokewoman wrote in an email that "there are no immediate plans to close the store on Vestal Avenue."
Mirabito has a lease for the property, which Broome County records indicate is owned by a Vestal man.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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