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Boonville, NY

#22 Feb 8, 2014
You're right, a skating rink might be just what we need. That would get all of the troubled youth roller skaters off of the mean streets. You could probably also sell rock & roll music cassettes on the side. On Thursday nights you could even have break dancing competitions.

Indian Lake, NY

#23 Feb 9, 2014
we had 2 shoe stores , a tv shop , ben franklin , 2 clothing stores , a chevy dealer , a chrysler dealer , a ford dealer , a movie theater and many others including the roller skating rink and they were all there for many years , but they are gone because business has to make money , and as far as the answer to this topic , the building on main street would not be big enough for a skating rink , that would have to be put at a building the size of the old carbone chrysler site ...and I also agree that insurance would play a big part in that business ... it would be nice for the area if a manufacturing business could be brought into some of the empty buildings , maybe a small assembly type business , just an idea ....
i kNOW yOU

Boonville, NY

#24 Feb 9, 2014
businessman wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
You been named JOKESTER of the year Mr Clown

Holland Patent, NY

#25 Feb 9, 2014
bring in new business. lol, tax payers of boonville have been paying taxes on that great industal park boondoggle for years now! wonder who made out on that joke???

Since: Feb 14

Ridgedale, MO

#26 Feb 9, 2014
I don't live near you, but people love to eat, and talk. Heck a section with Christian books, coffee, and a place mom's can relax . If you come up with a good idea, I sure would like to know how it works. A lot of people need jobs, even us older ones would like a place to just go and talk.

Johnstown, NY

#27 Feb 9, 2014
nice place for a pawnshop

Boonville, NY

#28 Feb 10, 2014
jojo wrote:
nice place for a pawnshop
contact ChumLee, at Pawn Stars

Since: Feb 13

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#29 Feb 11, 2014
yes wrote:
<quoted text> contact ChumLee, at Pawn Stars
" $200 ? That is NOT going to happen"
Old Days

Boonville, NY

#30 Feb 12, 2014
I remember when there were a couple shoe stores and at least 3 clothing stores. Didn't need to travel to Utica or Rome. Yes, I'm old, but that was the good old days in Boonville. There was a local bakery, a movie theater, ice cream shop and a sports shop. Also 3 locally owned grocery/ meat market stores. Dellerba's, Park Market and Williamson's Grocery. We used to roller skate on the sidewalks. Ice skate behind the middle school. Those days are long gone. Wouldn't it b nice to go back to the small town friendly days?

Rodman, NY

#31 Feb 12, 2014
Were getting dunkin donuts we arent going to need a other bakery.

Boonville, NY

#32 Feb 12, 2014
kulu wrote:
Were getting dunkin donuts we arent going to need a other bakery.
True but a bakery can be lots of other type baked goods not just donuts... It would be nice to have made to order cakes ,cupcakes, pies, and other stuff that would also deliver too..

Nokomis, FL

#33 Feb 12, 2014
Persnickity did not fail. The owner is still trying to sell the business. A similar gift shop, if marketed correctly could work, but not in the location listed. The rent is too high as is the costs to heat such a big building. As for the other ideas listed here, I don't see it any of them working. The reason Persnickity did well was because she owned the building and didn't have much overhead. Any business with high rent and much overhead will not work in Boonville. Local residents shop elsewhere. You couldn't sell enough baked goods to make a bakery work, a skating rink is limited and there aren't enough kids to make if profitable. A good restaurant could work but the portions would need to be huge, the food good and the Good luck with that.

[QUOTE who="user342-A.V2beta "]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.[/QUOTE]

West Monroe, NY

#34 Feb 13, 2014
kite wrote:
bring in new business. lol, tax payers of boonville have been paying taxes on that great industal park boondoggle for years now! wonder who made out on that joke???
The only people who made out on that are the burgouz family they think they run the town. look at the snow fest what a joke that was again this year HA HA

Boonville, NY

#35 Feb 23, 2014
How about a nice Health Food store. It's too far to travel to get good quality stuff - organic foods, healthy snacks, vitamins, etc. Build it and they will come. Forget the donuts!

West Monroe, NY

#36 Feb 24, 2014
i kNOW yOU wrote:
<quoted text>You been named JOKESTER of the year Mr Clown
No I'm afraid you don't know me . But good try
Me again

Oneida, NY

#37 Feb 24, 2014
A bakery is always good but why not add a small coffee shop along with it like holcums use to be, they always seemed to be busy. be open from 5 am to 2 pm and serve breakfast and lunches. food always seems to be a winner if its done right
anyone remember

Boonville, NY

#38 Feb 25, 2014
There used to be a coffee/bagel shop right on Main Street and it didn't last very long...and NOT because the bagels weren't good.

The truth is that most people would rather just drive to Utica/Rome/Lowville and pay low prices than support local businesses.

Johnstown, NY

#39 Feb 25, 2014
I think your on the right track. A consignment shop or goodwill type store. A bakery is coming to town next month, like the one they already have one in Port Leyden

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