ROCHESTER, N.Y. — August 26, 2015 — On Friday, Aug. 7, the ribbon was cut, the first dirt shoveled and construction of the sitework associated with the Walmart Supercenter at BayTowne Plaza officially began. DiMarco Group, project developer and contractor, has pulled its equipment into place and earth is being moved for this anchor of the BayTowne re-development.
Several tenants from BayTowne and many residents from Daniel’s Creek Apartments attended the ribbon-cutting, including Margaret Cooley, the most senior and longest standing resident of Daniel’s Creek. AJ Hetzke, chair of the Town of Penfield Planning Board, also assisted DiMarco leadership in officially opening the site.
The 186,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter will include grocery and general merchandise offerings, and will replace the existing 120,000-square-foot Walmart at BayTowne, which is solely a general merchandise retailer.
“Seeing the equipment on site and the development take shape is the culmination of years of planning,” said John DiMarco II, president of DiMarco Group. “We are proud to be developing this site on behalf of Walmart, the DiMarco family and the residents of the Town of Penfield. Many thanks to those who have supported the project through the years. Today is about thanking them for showing all their support.”
The Walmart Supercenter has an expected completion date of July 2016 and John DiMarco Sr. plans to escort Ms. Margaret Cooley as the first official customer of the new store.
Shown (from left, in above photo) are: Long-time Daniel’s Creek resident Margaret Cooley, chief executive officer John DiMarco Sr., executive vice president Joel DiMarco, president and COO John DiMarco II, and town of Penfield planning board chair AJ Hetzke.