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businessman

West Monroe, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2014
I am looking to open the old rite aid building on Main Street in Boonville I have some ideas but I really would like you people to tell me what you would like to see in there . Please let's keep this on a real basis and don't put things like porn or adult store. I want to bring things that you have to run to the city for that we could have here . Thank you all in advance for your input
TrailHead

Northville, NY

#2 Feb 5, 2014
Sporting Goods would be awesome.
Boonville Resident

Boonville, NY

#3 Feb 5, 2014
This town needs a good bakery.
xxx

Boonville, NY

#4 Feb 5, 2014
a store were you can get a quick outfit and shoes.. don't know how many last minute trips I have taken to Utica to get my kids and outfit or shoes that they have to have the next day.. they have outgrown outfits/dresses/shoes at dollar store
Goodies

Boonville, NY

#5 Feb 5, 2014
Boonville Resident wrote:
This town needs a good bakery.
I agree!!! Fresh bread ,donuts, cakes ,cupcakes, bagels,ect...
Boonville Resident

AOL

#7 Feb 5, 2014
def bakery
kite

Holland Patent, NY

#8 Feb 5, 2014
bakery...with danceing girls that serve hot buns. now thats a win /win thing.
Randall Flagg

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2014
businessman wrote:
I am looking to open the old rite aid building on Main Street in Boonville I have some ideas but I really would like you people to tell me what you would like to see in there . Please let's keep this on a real basis and don't put things like porn or adult store. I want to bring things that you have to run to the city for that we could have here . Thank you all in advance for your input
1) You come on Topix where every business that ever existed within driving distance of Boonville has been ragged on and run down, and want to know what kind of business to start? I dont care who you are, that right there is funny!

2) Open a supermarket! If you spend any time at all on Topix you should already know that Boonville NY is a mecca for out of work expert supermarket managers who could all do the job much better than any existing manager. With that sort of talent to draw from your new business is sure to be an enormous success!

3) What kind of businessman are you that you dont know what kind of business you want to start?

4) The word is "Input', not "Imput".

5) LMFAO!!!
Made in USA

Syracuse, NY

#10 Feb 6, 2014
A GOOD Dept. store like HILLS was. They had everything including good hunting and fishing gear. Nice to be able to buy USA for a change if that ever happens ..........
OR a DAVE"S DONUT SHOP/DINER ..........
Competition brings out the best for consumers.
hmmmm

Londonderry, NH

#11 Feb 6, 2014
No bakery.with dunkin donuts comeing i dont think it would do to well.how bout an arcade or something like that for kids of all ages to have something to do.instead of being on the streets.they havent beem to successful in the past.but hey if a few rules where made and inforced it may just work.
good shops

Utica, NY

#12 Feb 6, 2014
I believe there was a place similar to what you mention for the youth. I think it was across from the Jewelry Store on Main St. At one time I think the original bldg. held a drug store, but that was a time ago. How about a fabric or maybe and arts and craft store?
Bubba

Indian Lake, NY

#13 Feb 6, 2014
I would have to say after living in the area all my life , every idea on here is to bring back a business that failed . and my idea would be an indoor flea market or consignment shop .....
businessman

West Monroe, NY

#14 Feb 6, 2014
Randall Flagg wrote:
<quoted text>1) You come on Topix where every business that ever existed within driving distance of Boonville has been ragged on and run down, and want to know what kind of business to start? I dont care who you are, that right there is funny!

2) Open a supermarket! If you spend any time at all on Topix you should already know that Boonville NY is a mecca for out of work expert supermarket managers who could all do the job much better than any existing manager. With that sort of talent to draw from your new business is sure to be an enormous success!

3) What kind of businessman are you that you dont know what kind of business you want to start?

4) The word is "Input', not "Imput".

5) LMFAO!!!
I asked for ideas not grammar corrections and I'm sorry you think no one on this sight has ideas of what they might like to see opened. In the past years I have managed grocery stores and fast food stores but we already have to many of them now. So why open something that people don't need. So go laugh your ass off if that's all you have to offer.
hmmmm

Needham, MA

#15 Feb 7, 2014
The indoor flea market or consiment shop is a cool idea..but how bout something like a ymca or shateing rink.maybe change it up during the school yr have it what i first said..then maybe dureing the summer change it into some thing for the kids..luke a skateing rink.
Bubba

Indian Lake, NY

#16 Feb 7, 2014
hmmmm wrote:
The indoor flea market or consiment shop is a cool idea..but how bout something like a ymca or shateing rink.maybe change it up during the school yr have it what i first said..then maybe dureing the summer change it into some thing for the kids..luke a skateing rink.
maybe a good idea , but we had a skating business , across from the Boonville bowl , an idea must have the potential to make money , or it will not work ...
svj

Herkimer, NY

#17 Feb 7, 2014
I would love a bakery and think that DD is not any competition. I want someplace to buy fresh, high quality bread when I don't feel like making my own. A small bakery with that sort of thing would absolutely get my business. Free WiFi, a clean, quiet, bright store and some tables to sit at & have a cup of coffee while I read a book for an hour and I'd be there in a heartbeat. There's just nothing filling that niche right now, but I'm afraid that's because it's not financially feasible in this area/economy. Good luck.
user342-A.V2beta

Ardsley, NY

#18 Feb 7, 2014
A canping supplies store.(see what I did there?)

Also, agree w the guy above... Odds are pretty much 90/10 against anyone starting a business based mainly because there's an empty building. The fact that you're here seeking ideas makes the odds 98/2 against. I'd also bring up the local demographic (we're a very poor and largely uneducated market) but you already knew that. As far as marketing, finance, payroll, taxes, insurance, legal, inventory management/cash flow, and all of that other fluff, I imagine they covered all of that when you got your MBA. Starting a successful business from scratch is easy after all.

Don't let me discourage you, but this really has failure written all over it & if I can save you the heartache, great. Chase's Place actually had a great product, it was on par with Rough & Tumble in New Hartford. Persnickety was the nicest store in town. However they both failed to consider the local market/demographic and just assumed "if you build it, they will come." Doesn't work that way. There are plenty of things that could likely fly if done properly, but doing it properly requires a lot of knowledge of the above and much more. Not to mention knowledge of, and a passion for, your actual product... which you don't even know what is yet.
user342-A.V2beta

Ardsley, NY

#19 Feb 7, 2014
Caveat: I WANT TO SEE MORE BUSINESSES OPEN IN BOONVILLE.

I just think in this case, it doesn't sound good from the start & we've seen so many Main St shops come and go recently - most of whose failures were easily predicted. Over/Under on Big Apple Music - March 2015. Whose taking the over? And they at least have experienced & successful ownership in New Hartford behind them. However I think they failed to consider, or at least overestimated, our market & demographic. I hope in wrong & just a hunch.

Sincerely,

Debbie Downer
hmmmm

United States

#20 Feb 7, 2014
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe a good idea , but we had a skating business , across from the Boonville bowl , an idea must have the potential to make money , or it will not work ...
well sir if u remeber that skateing rink was there for 30 some yrs.so oviously it was a good money maker and if a new one opened and the right personn ran it..it would be just as successful as the other one.and get all these kids off the street and out of troubke..rules being inforced would be a must.

Since: Aug 10

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#21 Feb 7, 2014
yeah, Red Carpet skateway was fun. We skated there alot. The people that ran it kept a tight ship. I think the insurance was out of sight, though. Not feasible even then.

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