Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Panera Bread

Panera Bread
Plaza location in Hartford, CT.
While Panera Bread may seem too easy compared to most chains as far as suggesting new locations, there are still places they have yet to open.  Here's where they should be:

Oswego - former Tim Hortons, NY 481
Fulton - former Jreck Subs on E 1st St or former Eckerd on NY 481
Cortland - Riverside Plaza or Cortlandville, NY 13
Seneca Falls and Waterloo - NY 5/US 20
Oneida, former Tim Hortons, NY 5
Rome - former Staples, NY 49 (tear down and build from scratch or split with another chain)
Central Square, NY 49 between US 11 and I-81
Canastota - former Jreck Subs, NY 5 & 13
Chittenango - former Kinney Drugs, NY 5 & 13
Bridgeport - former Kinney Drugs, NY 31
Junius Ponds - Waterloo Premium Outlets, NY 318
Baldwinsville -  former Burger King, NY 31 & 370

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Family Video

Family Video
Marquette, MI location.
Family Video are among the last of its kind left.  They could grow some more though.

Rochester - former Blockbuster or Hollywood Video, Monroe Ave.
Irondequoit - Medley Center
Syracuse (Eastwood) - former Blockbuster, Shop City
Syracuse (south side) - former Blockbuster
Syracuse (east side) - former PHP, Big Sur/Bedroom Expressions or vacant land where bowling alley had been or the other one up the street on Erie Blvd E (NY 5)
Syracuse (west side) - former Dennys
North Syracuse - Northern Lights
Mattydale - former site of skating rink or Daddys Music
Oswego - former Ponderosa, Dollar Tree or other vacancy
Ithaca - vacancy next to Thrifty Shopper on 376 Elmira Rd (NY 13/34/96)
Manlius - outgoing CVS/pharmacy if Walgreens/Rite Aid merger is off
Chittenango - former Kinney Pharmacy
Bridgeport - same as above
New Hartford - former Save-a-Lot or Price Chopper
Fairmount - former Thrifty Shopper
Baldwinsville - former Rite Aid, Thrifty Shopper or Smokey Hollow Big M
Oneida - former Tim Hortons or Herb Philipsons
Cicero - former McDonalds or Burlington Coat Factory
deWitt - former SAAB, Sofas & Chairs, deWitt Towne Center, Erie Canal Centre or Shoppingtown (if mall is partially demolished)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Second Chance Prom

I'd be lucky to get to one on the bus at this rate!
Not strictly retail-related but I'd like to announce the Second Chance Prom!  More info on link.
UPDATE: Something across town has been found so this will be a Plan B as it wasn't all I'd hoped for but I can't complain really.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cost Cutters/Fantastic Sams/Lemon Tree

Ypsilanti, MI Fantastic Sams.
There are three franchised hair and beauty salon chains in the nation that I'm aware of so I thought I'd try that for a bit of a change.  Cost Cutters already have locations in Cortland, Oneida and Auburn (their competitors can go in these small towns instead marked with an *), while Fantastic Sams locations exist in Albany and Schenectady (formerly in nearby suburb Delmar where I'd heard of them) and the Lemon Tree I heard of downstate when I lived going that way and know the least about (closest one is in Sidney it turns out).  Here's where they all could go:

Syracuse (west side) - former Sam Dell Dodge (next to Dollar Tree)
Clay/Liverpool - former deJons (Great Northern Mall) or Verizon Wireless (NY 31)
deWitt - Shoppingtown
Camillus - Township 5, former Movie Gallery or Staples Plaza
New Hartford - Sangertown Square
Westvale - Westvale Plaza (next to Planet Fitness)
North Syracuse - Northern Lights Plaza
Cicero - Marketplace Plaza
Central Square - former Disc Connection
Syracuse (downtown) - former Tim Hortons
Cortland - downtown or Cortlandville*
Fairmount - former Mikes Haddock Paddock
Fayetteville - former Epic
Manlius - former Rite Aid if they merge with Walgreens and replace CVS on NY 173 once they move to NY 92
Chittenango - former Kinney Drugs
Bridgeport - same as above
Fulton - former Eckerd/Fays/Rite Aid or Tim Hortons on NY 481
Oswego - former Dollar Tree or other vacancy on NY 104
Oneida - former Tim Hortons*
Auburn - Fingerlakes Mall or former Family Dollar on NY 5*
Elbridge - former Family Dollar
Syracuse (south side) - former Blockbuster Video on US 11 & NY 173
Rochester - former Blockbuster Video on NY 31
Geneva - former Big M
Utica (downtown) - former Rite Aid
Canastota - former Family Dollar on NY 5 & 13

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Hattiesburg, MS location (O'Charleys will have 2 W8).
Heard of Zaxby's from a commercial for something based in the South so it looked like something I'd like to see north of the Masie-Dixie.

Syracuse (west side) - former Dennys or Sam Dell Dodge
Syracuse (east side) - former PHP (must be torn down and restaurant built from chicken scratch)
Baldwinsville (Moyers Corners) - former Hardees/Tim Hortons
Fulton - former Tim Hortons or Jreck Subs
Oswego - former Ponderosa or Tim Hortons
deWitt - former Ruby Tuesdays or Shoppingtown
Cortland - former Tim Hortons, Cortlandville or Riverside Plaza
East Syracuse - former Carmellas Café
Colonie - former Barnes and Noble
New Hartford - former Sears (section not used by Carbone Used Cars)
Clay - former Ruby Tuesdays in Great Northern Mall
Lyncourt/Eastwood - former Yummy Buffett/Ginga Japanese Steakhouse in Shop City
Latham - former Latham Circle Mall
Cicero - former McDonalds
North Syracuse - former Tim Hortons (7th North St & Buckley Road and US 11)
Syracuse (north side) - former Circuit City or Bon Ton
Liverpool - former CVS/pharmacy

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts in LA (only free photo around).
With one health-oriented chain in town and another desired, Sprouts could work its way east:

Rochester - former Constantinos
Irondequoit - former Medley Ctr
Cicero - former Burlington at Drivers Village
Clifton Park - outgoing OfficeMax
Henrietta - former Tops
Auburn - former P&C
New Hartford - former Price Chopper or Save-a-Lot
North Adams, MA - outgoing Price Chopper
deWitt - former Dicks (Shoppingtown) or OfficeMax (next to current Dicks), Erie Canal Centre; Erie Blvd E (NY 5)
Oswego - former Dollar Tree or other vacancy on NY 104
Cortland - former P&C
Ithaca - former kmart
Liverpool - former Price Chopper
various Southern/Midwestern locations - former Walmart/Amigos
Fulton - former kmart
Amherst - Eastern Hills Mall (empty anchor TBD)
Latham - Latham Circle Mall
Watervliet - former Price Chopper (if not already taken)
Menands - former Save-a-Lot
Pulaski - former Als Corner Market
Colonie - former Barnes and Noble
Arlington - former ShopRite
Flushing - former Caldor
Baldwinsville - former Smokey Hollow Market
Adams, MA (Berkshires) - outgoing Price Chopper

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Circuit City

Circuit City
Augusta, ME store.
First new post this year.  Circuit City are coming back but will have smaller stores.  Here's where they could go:

New Hartford*
deWitt (former Chappells/Bon-Ton, Dicks or OfficeMax)
Colonie (former Barnes and Noble)
Irondequoit (Medley Center)
Buffalo (Eastern Hills Mall)
Kingston (former JCPenney)
Clay (same as deWitt)
Clifton Park (closing OfficeMax)
North Syracuse (former TJ Maxx, Staples, Michaels or Media Play)
Oswego (former Dollar Tree or other vacancy on NY 104)
Fulton (former kmart)
Ithaca (former kmart if not already taken)
Cortland (former flea market if not Planet Fitness)
Poughkeepsie (TBD as I don't go this way anymore but they had a * as well)

*Past location that's still available