Byrne Dairy Opens in Endwell, Town of Chenango Store Receives OK
Broome County's second Byrne Dairy & Deli store has opened as the Syracuse-based company continues its aggressive expansion plan in the Binghamton area.
The new store at 3100 Watson Boulevard in Endwell started operations at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The site was acquired for the Byrne Dairy store from Thomas Mazzanoble for $250,000 last April.
Company vice president Christian Brunelle on Wednesday afternoon said things were "going great" at the new store. The property at Watson Boulevard and North Kelly Avenue once was home to a Grand Union supermarket. The Byrne Dairy store is just east of a Mirabito convenience store.
The Endwell store's opening was delayed by five weeks because an electrical contractor sent crews to Florida to assist following Hurricane Ian. Byrne is continuing to hire people to work at the Endwell and Endicott locations.
Brunelle said Byrne Dairy is moving forward with plans to develop a store at 1115 Front Street in the town of Chenango. The town planning board approved the project Monday.
A two-story building at the site at Front Street and Hillside Drive will be torn down for the project. Demolition work is expected to occur in January.
Brunelle said the town of Chenango store is expected to open in June or July. A store also is planned for a site on Route 11 in Whitney Point.
The company is preparing to open a store in Palmyra - east of Rochester - next month.
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