Published Date Written by Erik EiseleCONWAY — In addition to the Walmart expansion plans that came in this week, town officials on Tuesday said a new grocery store may also be coming to town.
Town manager Earl Sires told selectmen this week the town is waiting for a site plan review application from Market Basket, a Massachusetts-based chain that operates more than 50 grocery stores in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Sires said he is expecting to receive within the next few days an application to put a Market Basket behind the Northway Plaza that houses T.J. Maxx.
Town staff said on Thursday they had not yet received the application. The town learned about the company's plans through discussions with the property owner and after the company asked the state for a driveway permit for the proposed location off of Route 16.
This is not the only new store the company is looking to bring to New Hampshire. The Union Leader reports the company opened a Manchester store earlier this year and has plans for Bedford as well.
Market Basket did not return a call for comment by press time. It's unclear the size of the store the company is hoping to put in, but if both it and the Walmart expansion happen, there could be four supermarkets within a five-minute drive of each other.