Monday, March 27, 2017

Update: Ex-Chubby's site in Schenectady to become library

The controversial site (Gazette photo)
UPDATE (3/27/17): Schenectady County officials today announced that a former controversial store will be razed to make room for a new library. It had been under consideration to be a pizza venue, but the county -- which owns an adjacent building -- is acquiring it and will demolish both buildings. 

(Originally published 3/6/17)

What's in a name? Plenty, especially in the food world.

Say "Chubby's" in Troy, for example, and it conjures memories of a tiny group of sub shops that lasted until just a few years ago and fed a lot of satisfied customers over the years.

But, say "Chubby's"  in Schenectady's Mount Pleasant neighborhood and what comes to mind is a convenience store that generated more than 500 public safety calls over a nine-month period in 2015 and has been closed for months.

Now comes word that a local businessman is proposing to reopen the controversial Crane Street location as a pizza shop and convenience store called Yankee Pizza & Deli. The Daily Gazette has a nice story on the controversial plan. You can read it here.

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