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Former Walmart store purchased: official

Building purchased by business for close to $1.7M, official says

February 22, 2014

JOHNSTOWN — The former Walmart store in town has been purchased, a town official said. According to town Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Fagan, the sale of the building for just under $1....

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JohnSteady

Feb-24-14 7:02 PM

There was talk a few months ago of a company coming in to compete against Tractor Supply. They are supposed to sub-divide the building to allow for 3 businesses in there. Well so far most of the talk have come true. Hear rumors that wally world had restrictions to keep a competitor from buying the building.

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grant18

Feb-23-14 1:21 PM

TheArchitect should look a little closer & he'll find that the City of Gloversville & the Town of Johnstown signed a revenue sharing deal too that could have benefited the City of Johnstown too but won't because of ex-Mayor Slingerland's intransigence. Also, it was former Town Supervisor Roy Palmateer who began the cooperation talks that led to the Walmart siting, not Jack Wilson.

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Knickman

Feb-23-14 10:51 AM

One of the best kept secrets ever. I don't remember hearing much in the way of speculation on what would go there.

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native

Feb-23-14 10:49 AM

Good for the Town,the people,the immediate area,but for Tractor Supply?

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mrshubbs

Feb-23-14 9:57 AM

Ho-hum. What does it matter what soggy business comes or goes out there?

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TiredOfTax

Feb-23-14 7:49 AM

Gloversville cannot grant sewer service, it is a jointly run entity (with city of Johnstown) as all of these services should have been!

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TheArchitect

Feb-22-14 11:21 AM

"grant18", the Town of Johnstown got duped on the Walmart Supercenter deal. Gloversville got everything it wanted and the Town of Johnstown got nothing but a promise from Gloversville to supply water to adjacent town lands, but not sewer service to those lands, therefore no development potential.

The real story that went unreported was former Supervisor Jack Wilson's relationship as clerk of the works for of the Methodist Church expansion. With the Walmart Supercenter there is no church expansion, but the value of the city property has risen dramatically.

Mr. Wilson should have been officially removed from his position by the town board for obvious ethical reasons. Fortunately, the Town of Johnstown voters removed this charlatan from office through the ballot box. For the town's sake, they may have to remove a few more board members so the town can move forward.

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grant18

Feb-22-14 10:17 AM

I hope ex-Johnstown Mayor Slingerland will realize from this report that the move of Walmart into the City of Gloversville will end as a win-win situation for everyone EXCEPT the City of Johnstown, due solely to her "over my dead body" attitude towards that project. Once again the Town of Johnstown officials deserve credit for having a larger vision.

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