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February 25, 2014

Developers make plans for four Southside projects

A Buffalo Wild Wings is proposed to open this year on Oneonta’s Southside, which also is the site of two other pending developments, the town supervisors said Monday.

Plans for possible construction of four new buildings at three sites along the state route 23 and 28 corridor have been filed with the town, officials said, and projects have been in various stages of review by zoning and/or planning boards.

Plans are on drawing board to replace the current McDonald’s restaurant at 4958 State Highway 23.

And the town of Oneonta Zoning Board on Monday night approved area and parking variances for a proposed building that could hold five to seven businesses at the site of the former Neptune Diner, which closed in December.

The development projects are welcomed, Supervisor Robert Wood said, and will help the town’s tax base, though the impact won’t be known until the buildings are constructed.

Seven in 10 residents said in a survey last year that commercial development in the town should be expanded.

Wood said developer George Banta proposes constructing two buildings on land between Wendy’s restaurant at 6281 State Highway 23 and the Verizon Wireless store at 762 State Highway 28. Buffalo Wild Wings would be located in one building, Wood said, and an as-yet unnamed automobile parts store would be in the other.

The developer aims to complete construction so that the restaurant and parts store could open this year, Wood said.

A recorded message left Monday afternoon for George Banta wasn’t returned by 10 p.m. Monday.

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a publicly traded company. In January, Buffalo Wild Wings announced that it had opened its 1,001 restaurant since opening the first location in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982. The chain’s menu features wings and signature sauces, a media release said, and the setting, which includes televisions, creates a social and interactive gathering place for sports fans.

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