Byrne Dairy Planning Grocery Store & Gas Station in LaFayette
Syracuse-based Byrne Dairy is looking to build a new convenience store and gas station in the nearby Town of LaFayette. The project is similar to companies previous plan to build here in the Village of Homer.
The LaFayette store would be located along Route 20 in LaFayette, just west of the existing McDonald's restaurant off Route 81.
The convenience store would be 7,030 square feet and include a 10 pump fueling station.
The store would be open 24 hours a day, and would employ 12 to 15 people.
In 2008 Byrne Dairy proposed a nearly identical project in Homer near the intersection of Route 281 and Route 41.
Planners and village residents raised concerns about underground fuel storage tanks being placed within 200 feet of the villages municipal water supply. Planners suggested to the company that they consider abandoning the fueling station and pursue the grocery store, the company rejected the idea and abandoned the project. The site has since been redeveloped for a new ice cream store and restaurant.
Byrne is in the process of wrapping up construction of it's new yogurt and cheese production plant in Cortlandville, the company expects to begin phased production within the next three weeks, with a ribbon cutting this summer.
Following that, the company will begin conversion of the former Osbeck farm into a farm to table visitors center showcasing how their products are made. The plan also includes an on site amphitheater for concerts and other outdoor entertainment.