Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cost Cutters/Fantastic Sams/Lemon Tree

Ypsilanti, MI Fantastic Sams.
There are three franchised hairdresser and beauty salon chains in the nation that I'm aware of not in my immediate area, 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:

Manlius - former Express Sales Lincoln-Mercury/Dazzle, NY 92
Syracuse (west side) - former Sam Dell Dodge (next to Dollar Tree), NY 5
Clay/Liverpool - former deJons (Great Northern Mall) or Verizon Wireless (NY 31)
deWitt - Shoppingtown, NY 5
Camillus - Township 5, former Movie Gallery or Staples Plaza
New Hartford - Sangertown Square, NY 5A
Westvale - Westvale Plaza (next to Planet Fitness), NY 5
North Syracuse - Northern Lights Plaza, US 11 (FedEx Office as they've moved up the street)
Cicero - Marketplace Plaza or former Green Planet Grocery, NY 31
Syracuse (downtown) - former Gannons Ice Cream and Dey Brothers
Syracuse (Eastwood) - former Authentic Clothing in Shop City
Cortland - downtown or Cortlandville*
Fairmount - former Pudgies
Fayetteville - former Verizon Wireless, NY 5 or Pizza Hut Delivery
Chittenango - former Kinney Drugs, NY 5 & 13
Bridgeport - former Kinney Drugs, NY 31
Fulton - former Eckerd/Fays/Rite Aid or Tim Hortons on NY 481
Oswego - former Dollar Tree, Rite Aid or other vacancy on NY 104
Oneida - TBD*
Auburn - Fingerlakes Mall or former Family Dollar on NY 5/US 20*
Elbridge - former Family Dollar or Ace Hardware on NY 5
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
Phoenix - former Lock Street Cutters on CR 12 off CR 57

Cost Cutters' sister chains Supercuts (too easy), Regis (flagship), HairCrafters (no longer in CNY), MasterCuts (in Destiny USA along with main chain and a rival one) and SmartStyle (via Walmart) are all in town already which may explain why CC have just a few in the region as part of the Regis conglomerate.  Lemon Tree are in Delaware and Otsego Counties of I-88 as well as the tri-state area.

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 (north side) - former IHOP, CilantroMex, Ruby Tuesdays or Unos
Syracuse (east side) - former PHP (must be torn down and restaurant built from chicken scratch) or Titled Kilt
Irondequoit - former Keenans
Baldwinsville (Moyers Corners) - former Hardees/Tim Hortons
Fulton - former Tim Hortons or Jreck Subs
Oswego - former Tim Hortons, NY 481
deWitt - former TGI Fridays in Shoppingtown
Cortland - former Tim Hortons, Cortlandville or Riverside Plaza, NY 13
East Syracuse - former Carmellas Café
Colonie - former Barnes and Noble
Wappinger Falls - former Sonic Drive-In (US 9)
Canandaigua - former Ponderosa (NY 5/US 20)
New Hartford - Sangertown Square (NY 5 & 5A)
Clay - former Ruby Tuesdays in Great Northern Mall, NY 31
Lyncourt/Eastwood - former Blockbuster Video in Shop City
Latham - former Latham Circle Mall, NY 2 and US 9
Cicero - former McDonalds or Buffalo Wild Wings
North Syracuse - former Tim Hortons (7th North St & Buckley Road and US 11) or Flat Iron Grill/Colorado Mine Steakhouse (just up Buckley)
Syracuse (north side) - former Circuit City or Bon Ton
Watertown - former Tilted Kilt
Liverpool - former CVS/pharmacy
Camillus - former Friendlys