Old News – New Plaza

The shopping plaza in this article is now dwarfed by the Wegmans and the Walmart plazas nearby. It used to have a department store but that and the grocery store are long gone. Now the major stores are Peebles, Big Lots, Harbor Freight and Advance Auto Parts.

Then there is an ad for Tom Wahl’s. I think there used to be one across the street from the Brockport plaza. If you adjust for inflation the ground round that was 55 cents in 1968 should now be $3.95. The current Tom Wahl’s menu says it now sells for $4.59.

Brockport, NY

Thursday, June 6, 1918

$1,350,000 Loan Obtained for Shopping Center

Planet Development Corp. of Tarrytown last week filed a building loan agreement and mortgage in Monroe County clerk’s office, showing that Planet has borrowed $1,350,000 from Chemical Bank New York Trust Co. of New York City.

The loan is to build a shopping center at the southeast corner of Lake Rd. 19 and 31, south of the Village of Brockport. William Zeller of Brockport had previously leased the to Regional Shopping Centers, Inc., which in turn assigned the lease to three men who assigned it to Planet Development Co. on March 6.

The shopping center will be built on 20,833 acres, and completion date is set for Nov. 1, 1969. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. is a prospective tenant.