March 9, 2017 7:27 PM
Argyle Cheese Farmer will quadruple its space when it moves into a building on Pruyn's Island in Glens Falls.
Marge Randles, co-owner of the company with her husband, Dave Randles, said they had been looking, unsuccessfully, for three years for a suitable space in Washington County.
She said they expect to maintain a cheese-aging and packaging facility at the current farm location in Argyle, but most of the rest of the manufacturing operation will probably move to Glens Falls. How quickly the transition takes place will depend, in part, on whether the project is among those approved as part of the Glens Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
It is among those packaged in the proposed spending plan for the $10 million grant from the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The state is currently reviewing the proposal and will decide which components get funding.
Randles said in any case her company will proceed with the first phase, relocation. The second phase, including a retail facility, will depend upon the grant approval.
The initiative committee has earmarked $125,000 for Argyle's relocation and consider it part of a plan to make Glens Falls a center for food production.