TGI Fridays execs visit Ilion

TGI Fridays execs visit Ilion

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in the know

New York, NY

#1 Apr 25, 2013
recently executives of TGI Fridays headquartered in Carrollton Texas inspected the former M&T Bank / Time Warner building as a possible location to open a restaurant in Ilion

please let us use this thread to let TGI Fridays know that we would welcome them to our community and support the business enthusiatically
voter

New York, NY

#2 Apr 25, 2013
I did here Dollar General is going there!
Manic Monday

New York, NY

#4 Apr 25, 2013
in the know wrote:
recently executives of TGI Fridays headquartered in Carrollton Texas inspected the former M&T Bank / Time Warner building as a possible location to open a restaurant in Ilion
please let us use this thread to let TGI Fridays know that we would welcome them to our community and support the business enthusiatically
Ilion does not have the cliental or demographics to support such a business.Heck, they can't even support a local grocery store!

Wish it were true, but would be an unwise business decision.
in the know

New York, NY

#5 Apr 25, 2013
Manic Monday wrote:
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Ilion does not have the cliental or demographics to support such a business.Heck, they can't even support a local grocery store!
Wish it were true, but would be an unwise business decision.
of course TGI Fridays has analyzed their demographics data from the entire valley within a 25-mile radius (as customary in the fast-casual restaurant industry) and determined that a valley location is indeed likely to be profitable.

one appeal of the Ilion location is that the building is one of the rare buildings of the right size with appropriate parking to be renovated into the TGI Fridays without the multimillion capital expenditures required for new contstruction.

it also meets the requirement of easy on easy off from well trafficked highways, Rtes 5S and 5 and to a lesser extent the NYS Thruway.

TGI Friday if you have not followed the firm has made a concerted effort to go head to head and toe to toe with Applebees and this obviously takes aim at Applebees Herkimer location
They were here

Lee Center, NY

#6 Apr 25, 2013
Yes, representative from TGIF were in the area, but they are interested in the Lowes Plaza in Herkimer. Makes more sense, who comes to Ilion?

The Lowes Plaza has water, sewer, electric on site and is build ready.

Also, Walgreens is waiting for one property holdout to build on the entire corner where Cabinet, Herkimer Bowling and the Dorms used to be.

Herkimer has the traffic, the construction of the new Rt 5S killed Ilion and Mohawk, all traffic goes too and from Herkimer! Ilion should have opposed the highway contruction, then all traffic would still be getting off in Ilion.
JJ Kayes

Soda Springs, ID

#7 Apr 25, 2013
They were here wrote:
Yes, representative from TGIF were in the area, but they are interested in the Lowes Plaza in Herkimer. Makes more sense, who comes to Ilion?
The Lowes Plaza has water, sewer, electric on site and is build ready.
Also, Walgreens is waiting for one property holdout to build on the entire corner where Cabinet, Herkimer Bowling and the Dorms used to be.
Herkimer has the traffic, the construction of the new Rt 5S killed Ilion and Mohawk, all traffic goes too and from Herkimer! Ilion should have opposed the highway contruction, then all traffic would still be getting off in Ilion.
Anywhere they are getting off is good, right?
Give me a break

Long Eddy, NY

#8 Apr 26, 2013
Why get excited about another crappy chain restaurant with abysmal and unhealthy food? Support local.
Ilion Resident

Syracuse, NY

#10 Apr 26, 2013
in the know wrote:
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of course TGI Fridays has analyzed their demographics data from the entire valley within a 25-mile radius (as customary in the fast-casual restaurant industry) and determined that a valley location is indeed likely to be profitable.
one appeal of the Ilion location is that the building is one of the rare buildings of the right size with appropriate parking to be renovated into the TGI Fridays without the multimillion capital expenditures required for new contstruction.
it also meets the requirement of easy on easy off from well trafficked highways, Rtes 5S and 5 and to a lesser extent the NYS Thruway.
TGI Friday if you have not followed the firm has made a concerted effort to go head to head and toe to toe with Applebees and this obviously takes aim at Applebees Herkimer location
Building of the right sized? Do you know how old that building is? It was an A&P grocery store for decades. LOL

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