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its a shame

Ilion, NY

#1 Jan 25, 2014
Aubuchon Hardware has shut its doors. it's a shame because the store had good products and for the most part, knowledgeable personnel. best wishes to the employees for finding new work.

Tractor Supply probably did them in. Aubuchon withstood Lowes but TSC broke the back. We wondered how the valley could support two very similar stores (though Aubuchon had a better and broader selection of goods).

Aubuchon is small chain of about 125 stores headquartered in central Massachusetts. The Aubuchon store in Richfield will remain open.

People, let's patronize our small hardware and other retail stores and help keep them in business! Collis, True Value, Ilion Lumber, Hummels and so forth. Buying local is good for the community -- buying Big Box is NOT!
Donnie Downer

Newark Valley, NY

#2 Jan 25, 2014
The owner of the building and land wanted to raise their rent to an unaffordable amount so they shut the store down.
Donnie Downer

Newark Valley, NY

#3 Jan 25, 2014
That's what happens when you locate so close to a Walmart, Applebees and McDonald's. Astronomical rents that close to those stores!
Donnie Downer

Newark Valley, NY

#4 Jan 25, 2014
Propert owners figure that you will benefit immensely from that proximity to those major national chains so they jack those rents up greatly.
The Real Issue

Herkimer, NY

#5 Jan 25, 2014
Where did the pizza cart go? Back to Tractor Supply?
neapolitan style

Ilion, NY

#6 Jan 25, 2014
The Real Issue wrote:
Where did the pizza cart go? Back to Tractor Supply?
the Mangia Macrina pizza truck shut down as planned for the winter right before Christmas. Just too cold to be basically outdoors making pizzas every day in Jan - Feb! Will be reopening when the weather improves, not sure if at Aubuchon or elsewhere.

However, starting next week for the Super Bowl, the pizza truck will be open in Ilion. Find the details at the Mangia Macrina Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/MangiaMacrina
A wood fired

Herkimer, NY

#7 Jan 26, 2014
neapolitan style wrote:
<quoted text>
the Mangia Macrina pizza truck shut down as planned for the winter right before Christmas. Just too cold to be basically outdoors making pizzas every day in Jan - Feb! Will be reopening when the weather improves, not sure if at Aubuchon or elsewhere.
However, starting next week for the Super Bowl, the pizza truck will be open in Ilion. Find the details at the Mangia Macrina Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/MangiaMacrina
Thanks!
just wondering

Herkimer, NY

#8 Mar 5, 2014
what is going into the former aubchon hardware store? lot of activity going on around there
snowy owl

Albany, NY

#9 Mar 5, 2014
paint store.. I think it said Benjamin Moore paints...
Welcome to Moes

Ilion, NY

#10 Mar 7, 2014
snowy owl wrote:
paint store.. I think it said Benjamin Moore paints...
No, the Benamin Moore sign was there when Aubuchon was in business -- nothing new. You can see the Benjamin Moore sign in this WKTV photo.

http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Aubuchon-Hardw...

Moe's Southwest Grill has looked at the Aubuchon Hardware site as a prospective location for the new Moe's franchise planned to open in Herkimer later this year.

For Moe's Southwest Grill the Aubuchon location along with the Kreninchyn place across from Nice 'n Easy are the two top contenders as I understand it though others are in the running.

A decision will hopefully be made shortly, so stay tuned!
CuriousBusinessO wner

Poland, NY

#11 Apr 12, 2014
Who owns the old Aubuchon building?
first amendment

Little Falls, NY

#12 Apr 12, 2014
how bout a gay bar? upurs dale
pretend to be smart

Utica, NY

#13 Apr 14, 2014
Welcome to Moes wrote:
<quoted text>
No, the Benamin Moore sign was there when Aubuchon was in business -- nothing new. You can see the Benjamin Moore sign in this WKTV photo.
http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Aubuchon-Hardw...
Moe's Southwest Grill has looked at the Aubuchon Hardware site as a prospective location for the new Moe's franchise planned to open in Herkimer later this year.
For Moe's Southwest Grill the Aubuchon location along with the Kreninchyn place across from Nice 'n Easy are the two top contenders as I understand it though others are in the running.
A decision will hopefully be made shortly, so stay tuned!
Moe's never looked at Aubuchon, nor are they even considering Herkimer for that matter.
Resident

Utica, NY

#14 Apr 14, 2014
Planet Fitness is going in there.
pretend to be smart

Utica, NY

#15 Apr 14, 2014
its a shame wrote:
People, let's patronize our small hardware and other retail stores and help keep them in business! Collis, True Value, Ilion Lumber, Hummels and so forth. Buying local is good for the community -- buying Big Box is NOT!
Except none of the products sold by the local merchants are locally made, thus there is no actual benefit to the local economy to "buying local". Your money spent at the local stores goes to the national vendors or wholesalers that the local store orders from.

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