Site work has gotten underway for a Byrne Dairy & Deli store on Watson Boulevard in the town of Union.

The Endwell site had been vacant in recent years. A building that once housed a Grand Union supermarket and then a Warehouse Carpet Outlet store was demolished six years ago.

The Syracuse-based Byrne Dairy acquired the property this spring from Thomas Mazzanoble.

The site of a future Byrne Dairy store in Endwell on June 14, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The site of a future Byrne Dairy & Deli store in Endwell on June 14, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Byrne Dairy vice president Christian Brunelle on Tuesday said the Endwell store now is expected to open in early October. That's a few weeks earlier than previously announced.

Brunelle said Byrne Dairy closed on the purchase of the Whitney Point property the company will use to open a store in northern Broome County. That site is located on Route 11 at River Road.

Byrne Dairy opened its first Binghamton-area store in Endicott last month. The Endwell store will be about the same size at the Endicott operation.

Fencing along Watson Boulevard at the Byrne Dairy construction site. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Fencing along Watson Boulevard at the Byrne Dairy construction site. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Brunelle said the store planned for Whitney Point will be about 900 square feet larger than the other Broome County locations. He said the Whitney Point store will have a car wash and a separate diesel fuel island. That unit is expected to open early next year.

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