The vacant Price Chopper building on State Road was approved Monday as the new construction home for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
iBerkshires.com reports the 60-year-old building had been occupied by Central Markets and its successor Price Chopper until the latter closed in 2016. The property has been for sale but has not evoked enough interest from a buyer despite the neighborhood's hopes a small grocer might be interested.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is planning to purchase the entire property from the Golub Corp., which owns the plaza as North Adams Realties Corp. The building also has a restaurant, Oriental Buffet, and a Rent-A-Center.
The festival does not plan to occupy the building until May 2021.