A former grocery store just outside Auburn will become a pet and garden supply store in early spring of next year.
CountryMax, a regional chain with 19 locations in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas, will open one in the former Aldi in Aurelius, Director of Sales Brad Payne told The Citizen.
“We’ve actually been looking at Auburn for quite some time now,” Payne said in an email. “It’s incredibly unique and fits perfectly with what we’re looking for in a new community to join. With our stores in Rochester and Syracuse, adding another location in between to help ‘bridge the gap’ helps to bring our unique offering to even more customers who are between the two markets.”
Founded in 1984 in Farmington by the Payne family, and still operated by them, CountryMax offers food and supplies for dogs, cats, birds, horses and other wildlife, as well as garden supplies,