OWEGO (WBNG) — Officials with a local car dealership say the company is staying put in Owego, months after several developments implied it could leave and be replaced by an ALDI grocery store.
In November, Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships planned on moving its Owego location away from where it currently sits at 839 Route 17C, citing sustaining severe flood damage in the 2011 flood.
In a press release, company President and CEO Steve Scoville said the dealership was approached by a real estate broker from Syracuse who was looking for a location for a new ALDI store.
The Town of Owego Zoning Board of Appeals granted a special permit request by ALDI, Inc. to construct a store at 839 Route 17C in early November 2017.
Now, it seems Scoville-Meno in Owego is staying put. In a press release, Steve Scoville said the current Owego location is staying put, citing that final terms with the retail entity that was negotiating the purchase were not reached.
“We are continuing, with pride, our commitment of nearly four decades, to professionally sell and service Cadillac, Buick, GMC vehicles and the finest in pre-owned vehicles at our same location," Scoville said.
When reaching out to ALDI about if the company was still looking at establishing a store in the Owego area, ALDI Tully Division Vice President Aaron Sumida responded, "At this time, we do not have any information to share about ALDI potentially opening a new store in the Owego-area. However, as part of our aggressive national growth plan, ALDI is currently exploring expansion opportunities in multiple markets from coast to coast. We will be in touch as soon as we have any information to share about new ALDI stores coming to the Owego-area."
Scoville-Meno has four dealership in the Southern Tier, located in Owego, Bainbridge, Sidney, and Oneonta.