Work begins at Geneva’s downtown Byrne Dairy; officials expect completion within 3-4 months

Another Byrne Dairy construction is underway in Ontario County.

In 2019, a new location in Farmington was completed – and celebrated a grand opening. That store was located along a busy stretch of State Route 96.

This one will be in one of the County’s most-densely populated areas.

The city of Geneva will get an updated Byrne Dairy located where the current store sits. It will be at the five-way intersection of Castle, Main, and Milton streets.

Approvals were handed down last month, and officials said there wasn’t much public pushback to the idea of a new store.

“There wasn’t much public push-back (from residents on the project),” said Neal Braman, according to the Finger Lakes Times. “They (Sonbyyrne) have been sitting on this for 10 years. They were anxious. They want to get it (the old store) replaced.”

A nearby home was acquired by Byrne Dairy to make room for the move-and-expansion. A 4,232-square-foot store will be set at the site, along with parking and gas pumps.

Excavation has started. The home on Milton Street, which was acquired by Byrne Dairy will be razed. Officials say the whole project will be completed in 3-4 months.

It will be ready several months before DRI improvements to the intersection begin in 2021.

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