What: 7,380-square-foot AutoZone auto parts and service retailer, the first of six to eight retail stores planned for the area. The access road between Freedom Plaza and the AutoZone will also be extended by about 1,000 feet west.
Location: Route 11 in the Town of LeRay
Contractor: Developer Michael L. Lundy owns the land and his construction firm Lunco Corp., West Carthage, is building the AutoZone as well as a 10,500 square foot multi-tenant building for businessman Robert D. Ferris on two acres north of Freedom Plaza on the west side of the highway off the southbound lane. The AutoZone will be to the immediate south. Mr. Ferris also owns a two-acre parcel to the immediate north.
Anticipated completion: Early January, 2014. Mr. Ferris said the building will be open by the spring and have a minimum of three tenants and a maximum of five, including a store in which he intends to sell items similar to those sold at Big Apple Music, which he owns off Arsenal Street in Watertown.
Declared value: More than $1 million
Local jobs: Several full- and part-time employees, in addition to numerous construction jobs.