Tuesday, December 15, 2015

McDonalds to Close in Canton

      The location in downtown Canton seemed like a good spot, but corporate said otherwise as the McDonalds there is closing. Maybe the menu wasn't working there or some other metric prompted the closure.
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/McDonalds-To-Close-Its-Canton-Restaurant-361886101.html

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

A shame to see any "local" business close but its location was controversial, many thought inappropriate, when it was built. It is also a prime cause of the on-going traffic "tie-ups" on Main Street.

Anonymous said...

I think it is the only stand-alone McDonalds I have ever seen without a drive-through

Anonymous said...

Too bad,but a terrible location .

Anonymous said...

Well it HAS to be the minimum wage that'll be $15 an hour in 2020. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Anonymous said...

So now Canton and Watertown have one more thing in common.
Not just a roomers law but driving Ronald out of town too.
Maybe you could follow Canton's lead and ban drive-thru's in your town?
With interest rates basically at zero, Canton has to suck pretty bad to make it not worth rebuilding. To put that in perspective, even Carthage got rebuilt.
But fear not, the customers can still live off from chicken nuggets and soda they get from the college dining halls. And the Whine and cheese crowd can celebrate that their pudgy pupils won't be exposed to such poisons in their downtown. And don't worry about the 40 jobs, because college kids have not had to work their way through college for at LEAST since the 90's.

Anonymous said...

Consider the following this Mickey D's has a small dine in area, no drive thru, located in a college town that is anti corporation and most importantly its facing a huge payroll increase. The writing is on the wall, this place should have closed a few years ago.

Watch national chains start to pull out of rural upstate as the wages increase for fast food set into place.

Anonymous said...

Lets get Schumer and the Gov on the case, give them a few million $ and save those jobs!

Anonymous said...

7:04 is right! Having Cuomo double their payroll by fiat, over the next five years, has NOTHING to do with the decision. Its completely because people in college towns don't' like to eat McDonalds

Anonymous said...

Canton voting down the Mickey D's, Watertown voting down the Mickey D's?
Conspiracy???
Apparently we don't need the jobs or the tax revenue this would generate.
At least when the Canton location is torn down there won't be a poorly kept, filthy auto repair shop with disabled vehicles parked all around it in it's place stinking up the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

1252 - with any luck they will build some affordable housing to shield that!

Anonymous said...

McDonalds as a friendly stand alone business is no more. There is a big reason they are being pushed out of towns. They want to build where it suits them, not you. Watertown is lucky enough to have people who care. 12.52, you tell me if the McDonalds on Outer Washington Street would be better off some place in Watertown Center, or on top of the High-school? A congested area that can not add anything else, or a growing town? Please shut up and stay in Theresa.

Anonymous said...

Even as far as MickeyD's go, the Canton franchise is a hole. I went there twice. The second time hoping it wouldn't suck as bad. Nope. Still tiny. Still crappy parking and still no drivethru. But I still thinkits Andy's fault too. Not.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are moving out towards Burger King?

Anonymous said...

Ummm, they WERE planning on building down the road WITH a drive-tru

Anonymous said...

Look for more and more of these big chain fast food places to 'realign' here in NYS with the approaching $15/hr minimum wage. It only applies to chains with 30+ locations in the state.

Notice how Tim Hortons shut down a bunch of locations in Central NY recently? Not a coincidence, I think. Probably trying to make sure they don't go over 29 locations total. If the Canton McD's reopens, look for it to be named 'McDougalls' in order to skirt the new wage law.

Anonymous said...

4:02 Nothing that successful major business like McDonalds do is left to chance. Market studies are done, traffic is looked at both foot and vehicle before any substantial money or time is invested. The spot chosen was perfect for this business because it offered both!
The Washington st. location would have been a great improvement to an area that is very much business oriented. The fact that the business as a whole is so successful would ensure an attractive design and that the property be maintained at a very high standard.
People who care about the city wanted it, the handful of vocal opponents who shot it down refused to see the positive and sadly a city council that lacks any sort of vision was easily swayed.

FTR, I live in Watertown. As a matter of fact, a very short walk from the location where it was proposed. Also, I know quite a number of people from Theresa, very good people indeed!

Anonymous said...

So 9.46 how much money die you loose when the sale died?

Anonymous said...

9:46, you sounded convincing until you stuck up for Theresa people.
As one fella from Theresa once said, "when asked to choose between me and my ex wife, my 12 year old daughter was torn, because she chose me".

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:46,the overly righteous indignation of the people who live in that area was nonsense,like it was going to be some kind of huge amusement park.Instead of another restaurant just like the dunkins and a jrecks next door.Really had to laugh at the idea of people thinking the yellow glow of the M on the mcdonalds sign would disturb their sleep,do these people wake up when a mouse farts or what?

Anonymous said...

8.22. It was the traffic, the trash that comes from one of the stores, and the idea that some people in that area pay good money to live there without it. Big tax money. The people who owned the property wanted the city to change all the rules so they could collect a big pay day. Nothing more, nothing less. It is easy to say it's good there, unless you have to live next to it. I don't get Canton. But who does? It's been a strange town for years. No one should have to change their tastes so others can get rich. The signs were never the issue. It was the fact that you do not plop a McDonalds into the middle of someone's back yard.