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PRICE RITE

Syracuse, NY

PROJECT INFORMATION

Design-Build 

35,000 SF

TEAM

VIP Structures

IPD Engineering

VIP Architectural Associates

Price Rite Supermarkets operates retail grocery stores throughout the Northeastern United States. This is the second project that VIP Structures has built for the grocery retailer, making it the 61st store within their chain of supermarkets.

Located on Syracuse’s Southside, VIP integrated design-build team partnered with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, a non-profit affordable housing organization that has been working for many years to lure a supermarket to the South Avenue area of the city. The 35,000 SF grocery store was completed in just ten months. VIP’s construction management team utilized the local labor force that represented the neighborhoods the market served. Upon completion of the project, VIP published a report titled “Building Communities: A Case Study of the Initiative to Increase Local Hire and Minority Participation in Construction of the South Ave. Syracuse Price Rite.” The report details how VIP, in partnership with local area organizations, was able to train and hire a minority workforce and provide them the tools they needed to complete project tasks.

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After successfully completing work on the first Price Rite store in the Syracuse area, we will be beginning work on our second store in the very near future. This design-build project includes the renovation and construction of a new addition to an existing building on South Avenue into a new Price Rite grocery store. The existing building is 20,278 SF and the new addition will bring total square footage to approximately 35,000 SF. A new parking lot and access drives will be constructed utilizing “green” infrastructure storm-water management practices.

This project is the result of several years of active participation and effort by many city, county and not-for-profit entities and neighborhood groups, particularly Jubilee Homes and their executive director Walt Dixie and his team. This full service grocery store will provide much needed access to the local residents to a full line of groceries, fresh meats, seafood and produce at competitive pricing.