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Cumberland Farms expansion ready to go

Dominos and Cumberland Farms on Federal Street in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

Dominos and Cumberland Farms on Federal Street in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

GREENFIELD — Cumberland Farms on Federal Street could begin construction of its 4,513-square-foot expansion any time now.

The company purchased the Domino’s Pizza property next door to its current 3,000-square-foot store and plans to raze both buildings to make room for a larger, more attractive and modern store.

According to Eric Twarog, the town’s director of planning and development, the new building will be located on the south side of the property, where Domino’s is now.

Twarog said, according to plans the company has submitted, Cumberland Farms will remove the underground gas tanks that are there now and replace them with 12 new ones.

He said he is not sure whether the company plans to increase the number of pumps. There are currently six.

Twarog said there is no indication that there will be any issues with contamination or cleanup when the tanks are removed.

He said it appears the company’s plan is to start construction this season and if that happens, the new store will most likely open next spring.

Cumberland Farms officials could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, so it is not yet clear whether the store will remain open during construction.

There is a smaller Cumberland Farms on the west end of Main Street, but it does not sell gas and there are limited parking spaces.

Twarog said the company has all of the permits it needs from the town, so it could begin construction at any time.

Mayor William Martin said he believes Domino’s Pizza plans to stay in Greenfield and is currently in negotiations with the owner of the former Friendly’s Restaurant on Federal Street, but that could not be confirmed on Tuesday.

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