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, 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, 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're moving 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 Thrifty Shopper
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

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