Binghamton north side to get grocery store

By Perry Russom

July 30, 2014 Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:22 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's been a topic of discussion for years, but now the city of Binghamton said it's a project that will finally get the green light.

A grocery store is coming to the city's north side.

The new store will be called "Grocery City Market." It's an independent full-service store with groceries coming from other suppliers.

"Anything that a shopper would need going to a Price Chopper, a Weis, et cetera, will be found here," said Binghamton Mayor Rich David.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning between State and West State Streets, where the store will be located.

"That will have fresh produce and a full meat, poultry and seafood section, a deli, in addition to all of the basic everyday staples shoppers would need in one central location," said David.

The grocery store will be a part of a larger project called West State Street Plaza.

The project will cost a total $3.5 million.

If all goes according to schedule, the store will open next spring.