Storrs residents will soon have the convenience of a grocery store in Storrs Center.
"Price Chopper is planning a neighborhood market that is innovative in its design and will cater to the needs of the Storrs-Mansfield community," Howard Kaufman, managing member of LeylandAlliance LLC, said Thursday in a prepared statement.
"We're especially pleased that the grocery store will be walkable for many people who live or work nearby," he said.
According to the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Price Chopper is working to "design a building that is in keeping with the architectural design and sustainability guidelines for the neighborhood," but an amendment to the approved zoning for Storrs Center is required.
Kaufman said Thursday that Leyland has plans to submit a permit to the Mansfield Planning and Zoning Commission.
"We look forward to working with the Planning and Zoning Commission to make the necessary changes required to move forward with construction of the Price Chopper supermarket," Kaufman said in a prepared statement.
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Plans for the 32,000-square-foot Price Chopper include an in-store bakery, meat shop, seafood department, floral shop, natural and organic products, pharmacy, café with Wi-Fi, outdoor seating area and a community room, according to a news release.
"We are looking forward to building a unique, one-of-a-kind Price Chopper in Storrs Center that will offer outstanding products and customer service, employment opportunities, and support for community needs and causes," Jerry Golub, president & CEO at Price Chopper, said in a prepared statement.
The store is slated to open in the fall of 2013.