Concerned about new Potsdam hotel proposal

Dec 10, 2012 Full story: North Country Now 12

We see two big Hotel projects are coming on the table for Potsdam, This a welcome sign for construction and business while they're being built, but will there be the business to keep them occupied most of the year? Nothing against the developers who are doing the project, but It seems that a lot of the time the motels and places to stay around ... (more)

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cool story bro

Potsdam, NY

#1 Dec 10, 2012
These hotels are going to see lots of business for graduations, parents weekends, alumni weekends, and moving in/out of the dorms. How do they plan to make money for the other 42 weekends of the year?
AWK

Potsdam, NY

#2 Dec 10, 2012
Those times you listed will make up the majority of their income for the year. I certainly questioned the big Comfort Suites in Canton but it is still going and pretty strong. The companies are not stupid. They will not put these big hotels here if they don't know they will make money. I'm sure feasibility studies have been done. Their interest is a very good sign for Potsdam... and finally some tax base to help.
cool story bro

Potsdam, NY

#3 Dec 10, 2012
Sure hope the proposed restaurant brings something new to town.
what if

Potsdam, NY

#4 Dec 11, 2012
SUNY Potsdam gets hit with the 23% decrease in funding that was just announced may happen? what then? Also what new restaurant is coming to Potsdam?
harley

Oswego, NY

#5 Dec 11, 2012
you be surprised at the number of business people, college sport teams, utility companies that will use these hotels. Maybe this will increase tourism.
I Love Drama

Dracut, MA

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Everyone bitched about walmart coming here and look they all shop there. I have seen some of you ppl in there myself. Now your going to bitch about this and next you will be working there. It will bring jobs for the ppl some of you call scumbags. Deal with it. Its coming to Potsdam weather you want it to.
Hotels

Potsdam, NY

#8 Dec 11, 2012
New hotels are good and all, but has anyone stopped to think how they will affect the Bed and Breakfasts already in town that count on the business to stay afloat? Might put the majority of them out of business... how is that good for the community?
I Love Drama

Dracut, MA

#9 Dec 11, 2012
Hotels wrote:
New hotels are good and all, but has anyone stopped to think how they will affect the Bed and Breakfasts already in town that count on the business to stay afloat? Might put the majority of them out of business... how is that good for the community?
im sry but who the hell wants to stay in your home?
Hotels

Potsdam, NY

#10 Dec 12, 2012
I Love Drama wrote:
<quoted text> im sry but who the hell wants to stay in your home?
Actually, quite a few folks prefer the intimate atmosphere of a B&B over chain hotels. Granted, there are some nightmare B&Bs out there, but the ones in Potsdam are not like that... they are not all created equal. A historic home is much better than a brand-new box of a building, in my humble opinion. My point is that these businesses are struggling in the current economy as it is without the competition that a chain will bring. That's a lot of the problem today, people don't stop to think about all the factors involved. The Village is so hot to get a chain hotel, but at what expense to other businesses that have fought to build themselves up and add to the charm of Potsdam? Just sayin'
AWK

Potsdam, NY

#11 Dec 12, 2012
Hotels wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, quite a few folks prefer the intimate atmosphere of a B&B over chain hotels. Granted, there are some nightmare B&Bs out there, but the ones in Potsdam are not like that... they are not all created equal. A historic home is much better than a brand-new box of a building, in my humble opinion. My point is that these businesses are struggling in the current economy as it is without the competition that a chain will bring. That's a lot of the problem today, people don't stop to think about all the factors involved. The Village is so hot to get a chain hotel, but at what expense to other businesses that have fought to build themselves up and add to the charm of Potsdam? Just sayin'
I think you have responded to your own concern. The B&Bs in Potsdam are very nice and some people prefer to stay and a cozy historic home.
oh please

United States

#12 Dec 12, 2012
I prefer a nice hotel with a pool. No offense to B&BS but I travel with children. Hotel is much better for a family
wow

Norwood, NY

#13 Dec 12, 2012
survival of the fittest. maybe we should never let any new business come to town in fear of a mom and pop shop going out of business.

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