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COLUMN: Coffee with the Mayor

— The mayor said there are prospective buyers for the old Eckerd building (next to Village Square) and they have site plans that include three 3,000-square-foot retail spaces or one 9,000-square-foot retail space. In addition, the village is working to get rid of some of the curb cuts along the East Genesee Street business corridor. Keybank may be reduced to one entrance and a shared exit with the B’ville Diner. The diner would also have a shared entrance/exit on the eastside of the facility. The purpose is to improve pedestrian safety along the corridor by getting rid of excess entrances and exits for vehicles.

Regarding the former Burger King, the mayor said there was a party interested in the property but they want a drive through. Joe said there were talks about getting rid of the old building and making the new building meet the current village codes and setbacks, but the drive through is dependent upon acquiring enough land behind the building to install the drive through.

Mayor Saraceni and Editor Wisneski are scheduled to meet for coffee at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Shamballa Café and Coffee Roasters, 11 West Genesee St., B’ville. Community members are welcome to join them for coffee and address your concerns about the village with the mayor or send your questions to editor@baldwinsvillemessenger.com and Editor Wisneski will ask the mayor for you.

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