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Former Corning Walgreens site to become Byrne Dairy

In downtown Corning, New York, the site of a former Walgreens, closed for nearly four years, is undergoing significant changes. Demolition crews were seen on Wednesday actively tearing down the vacant building located on Denison Parkway. Preceding the demolition, the property had been enclosed by a chain-link fence for several weeks, marking the beginning of its transformation.

The building, which had served as a Walgreens for approximately 11 years, was shuttered in February 2020. City officials have now confirmed that Byrne Dairy, a well-known convenience store and gas station chain, has received approval to develop the site. This new development is part of the ongoing changes in the downtown area of Corning.

The completion of Byrne Dairy will introduce a new dynamic to Denison Parkway, as it will be the third gas station and convenience store within a two-block stretch. This area already features a Dandy Mini Mart and a 7-Eleven, highlighting the growing convenience retail landscape in this part of Corning. The addition of Byrne Dairy is expected to offer more options and convenience to residents and visitors in the area.