Sunday, November 8, 2015

Salvation Army Family Stores

Salvation Army
Newer location.
Salvation Army Family Stores (Salvos) are the largest chain of charity shops in the world and they can still rule the roost as rival chain Savers/Value Village (Canada) may not expand right now:

Oswego - NY 104, former Dollar Tree
Fairmount - W Genesee St, former Thrifty Shopper
Manlius - NY 173, outgoing CVS if Walgreens don't move in
Baldwinsville - Downer St, former Rite Aid
Camillus - Camillus Plaza, Rite Aid if Walgreens deal is approved.
Herkimer - NY 5S/28 TBD
Oneida - downtown, former Herb Phillipsons or NY 5/365A TBD
Fayetteville - NY 5 at Fayetteville Square
Syracuse (south side) - US 11 & NY 173, former Hollywood or Blockbuster Video
Rochester - NY 31 (Monroe Ave.), former Blockbuster Video

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


REI - Carolina Place Mall - Pineville, NC
Pineville, NC location.

REI made headlines by staying closed on Black Friday which is how I heard of them as they have yet to grace these (lake) shores being only downstate in NY right now:

deWitt - Shoppingtown Mall (in former site of rival Dicks)
Syracuse - Destiny USA (in soon to be former Bon-Ton although both the Broome County chain and Sports Authority are already there)
Auburn - Genesee St (former P&C a mile from another competitor Bass Pro Shops)
Clay - Great Northern Mall (where Bon-Ton already left)
Liverpool - former Price Chopper or Wegmans
North Syracuse (W Taft Road) - former Chase-Pitkin
New Hartford - Sangertown Square (ex-Sears)
Rotterdam - Rotterdam Square Mall (old Macys)
Irondequoit - Medley Centre (not wholly familiar with Rochester regional retail)
Williamsville - Eastern Hills Mall (former Dave and Busters or other vacancy)
Camillus - Camillus Plaza (just in case Bon-Ton winds up leaving there too)
Oswego - NY 104 (former Staples)
Fulton - River Glen Plaza (former kmart)
Cortland - Riverside Mall (if I choose somewhere else for Planet Fitness)
Latham - Latham Circle Mall (freestanding)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

von Maur

Von Maur
Victor, NY location outside Rochester, the closest one to Syracuse right now.
I go by the von Maur you see when I go to Rochester so here's where they could open:

Syracuse - Destiny USA, departing Bon Ton (Ontario County von Maur was one)
New Hartford - Sangertown Square, former Sears
Latham - Latham Circle Mall, would have to be freestanding
DeWitt - Shoppingtown Mall, former Macys or Dicks
Clay - Great Northern Mall, also former Bon Ton

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Peebles, Cheboygan
Cheboygan, MI store.  Previously a Kroger and Carter Foods.
Been meaning to do this.  Their ad in the Auburn paper reminded me.  Possible Peebles placements:

Oswego - may have been there already, but the former Staples would work
deWitt - former Dicks in Shoppingtown and/or Circuit City in Destiny USA
Syracuse - former Herb Phillipsons in Western Lights and/or outgoing Bon-Ton in Destiny USA
Liverpool - former Price Chopper on Ct Rt 57
North Syracuse - Northern Lights
Clay - former Bon-Ton, Great Northern Mall
Auburn - former P&C
Cortland - former flea market if I don't put Planet Fitness there first
New Hartford - former Sears in Sangertown Square or Price Chopper on NY 5A
Irondequoit - Medley Ctr
Latham - Latham Circle Mall
Rome - former Staples

Saturday, September 5, 2015


North Haven, CT store.
Now to switch gears and head to bed!  Sleepy's could open in these locations:

Syracuse (east side) - former Big Sur Waterbeds/Bedroom Expressions or Sofas & Chairs (both are on Erie Blvd E./NY 5)
Syracuse (north side) - Destiny USA (former Circuit City)
New Hartford - Sangertown Square (ex-Sears) or Commercial Drive/NY 5A (former Babies 'R Us or Price Chopper)
Cortland - NY 13, Riverside Plaza or US 11/NY 41 (former P&C)
deWitt - NY 5, Shoppingtown Mall (former Dick's)
Liverpool - Co. Rt. 57 (former Wegmans or Price Chopper)
Clay - NY 31, Great Northern Mall (former Chappells/Bon-Ton)
Auburn - NY 5/US 20, Fingerlakes Mall (former Rex)
Oswego - NY 104 (former Staples)
Rome - NY 49 (former Staples)
Ithaca - NY 13/96 (former kmart)
Fulton - NY 481 (former kmart if split with ALDI)
Oneida - NY 46 (former Herb Phillipsons)
Syracuse (west side) - Western Lights (former Herb Phillipsons)
Irondequoit - Medley Center
Cicero - Frontage Road and Circle Road (part of former P&C)
North Syracuse - former Staples, Michaels or Media Play, Northern Lights

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hardee's/Carl's Jr.

Hardee's Seville
Seville, OH location outside Cleveland.
Hardee's/Carl's Jr. (Carls Jnr) are another chain lacking in Upstate, NY (I see Marathon in there and we just got their sister chain Speedway and Circle K will be a later post).  Hardee's used to be in Hotel Syracuse (getting a renewal of their own) and Moyers Corners in what was later JD's Fish 'n' Grill and is now a Tim Hortons (the mailing address is Baldwinsville).  Much of what I put down for Chick-Fil-A would work for Hardee's or Carl's Jr. and given CFA's reputation many would rather see Hardee's come back.  The closest one to CNY right now is in Harrisburg, PA.  Many recently shuttered Tim Hortons would work for new stores.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Chick-Fil-A Sicklerville, NJ
Gloucester, NJ location near Philadelphia
Chick Fil-A may be the Hobby Lobby of fast food, but their chicken wasn't half-bad when I went to the Alexandria, VA one last year near Washington, DC.  Rival Christian-run chain In-N-Out doesn't believe in franchising leaving all O&Os in the western US.  The scandal aside, here's where to perch:

Clay - Great Northern Mall
Cicero/North Syracuse - former Tim Hortons or McDonalds
Liverpool - former Arbys (Co Rt 57)
DeWitt - Shoppingtown (also an ex-Arbys)
Auburn - Fingerlakes Mall
Oswego - another old Arbys or even Ponderosa if you tear it down
Fulton - former Jreck Subs
Cortland - NY 13 or 281 (once thought to open at SUNY Cortland but the idea was slated)
Fayetteville - former Jays Village Chevrolet
Oneida - ex-Friendlys
Syracuse (Eastwood) - former Pizza Hut/Antonios
Cortland - NY 13, former McDonalds
Albany - Colonie Center (non-CNY)
CNY et al - former Tim Hortons
Syracuse (north side) - former KFC