MERIDEN — The former Greenbacker’s Country Store on Murdock Avenue is under renovation for a possible tenant.
Edwin Saguay, with the McKoy Roofing Group Inc., purchased the 6,000 square foot building at 744 Murdock Ave. for $270,00 in 2018. Saguay and his partners are planning one or two commercial tenants. The building is already home to A&A Family Restaurant.
“I don’t have a tenant right now,” Saguay said. “I’m looking at a liquor store or the roofing company. I’m fixing up the garage in the back too, that’s 5,000 square feet.”
Joseph and David Greenbacker sold the Agway store along with the family’s dairy farm when the price of milk was not enough to sustain the farming activity.
Saguay plans to complete the restoration by the end of winter or early spring.
City Economic Development Director Joseph Feest contacted the partners after they took out permits to upgrade the front of the building.
“I think it has really improved the curb appeal,” Feest said. “A & A (restaurant) is a staple in that area and hopefully doing well. The front of the building has ample parking for the restaurant and future tenants along the front right side.
“The area has a mix of commercial and residential along Murdock Ave for many years and that building and location have a good future,” he added.