December 22, 2015

Another business gives Schodack a pass.

Looks like Project Red is Dead

Food distributor drops plans for large Schodack distribution centerReporter Albany Business ReviewDec 16, 2015, 3:00pm EST Updated Dec 16, 2015, 4:35pm EST

McLane Foodservice is dropping plans to build a large grocery distribution center east of Albany, New York, in the town of Schodack, but isn't shutting the door on possibly pursuing the project in the future.

“We like the site," said Dave Spencer, general manager at McLane Foodservice. "It is a good location, and if it is still available and the economics work in our favor, we will revisit it at that time.”

McLane opted not[to] buy 32.5 acres off Exit 11E of Interstate 90 from Roddy Valente, who owns an old gravel mine near Routes 9, 20 and 150.

The food distributor is part of Dallas-based McLane Company Inc., a $46 billion firm that operates 80 distribution centers across the U.S. that supply convenience stores, drug stores, big-box retailers and chain restaurants.

McLane is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

Schodack town supervisor Dennis Dowds said he's disappointed by the decision to not build the distribution center because it would have meant more than 100 jobs and tax revenues for the rural town.

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