Friday, May 25, 2018

Three Years Later

If you search for "Ginsberg's" here on Gossips, you will find a number of posts from 2014 and 2015, most with links to Sam Pratt's blog, about the proposed expansion of Ginsberg's Foods. The project was fraught with controversy. The Ghent Planning Board denied site plan approval, but the decision that was overturned by Judge Richard Koweek. CEDC (Columbia Economic Development Corporation) sold the land for the new facility--33 acres--to Ginsberg's for $1. Pat Grattan, then chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, protested that the county had paid $110,000 for the property and asked CEDC to pay the county back. David Crawford, then president of the CEDC board, was forced to resign because his firm, Crawford Associates, was handling the permitting and engineering work for the project.

Now, three years later, the Register-Star reports the latest chapter in the Ginsberg's story: "Ginsberg's Foods will have to pay $280,000 for property it bought in 2015." The contract with CEDC required that the new facility be operational by August 2018, and it does not appear that condition will be met.

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