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25 years ago
Nov. 11, 1988
Dailey’s Tavern and Restaurant at 99 Chestnut St. in Oneonta will be closing Saturday night.
However, Dailey’s Caffehaus and adjacent meat market owned by Jerrie Losie will remain open, according to building owner Douglas Dailey.
A Pizza Hut takeout and delivery business may move into the vacant space, according to Dailey. He said he is working out leasing arrangements now.
“This restaurant has been open for 10 months and has not done the volume of business” expected, Dailey said.
Dailey said it generally takes three years to establish a restaurant business but his financial situation made an offer from the pizza business more attractive.
He is not sure why the restaurant and tavern were not more popular.
“The location was central, we thought we would draw from the residential area … (and) we thought our prices were competitive” with other quality restaurants in the area, Dailey said.
The Daileys built the 6,000-square-foot Colonial-style building at the intersection of Chestnut and West streets last year when they decided they had outgrown their shop next to U-totem Laundromat.
50 years ago
Nov. 11, 1963
More than 1,000 people turned up at the Hartwick College campus Sunday night to greet the soccer team on its return from South Bend, Ind. where the Warriors topped Notre Dame Saturday, 4-2.
Most of the huge crowd had waited in the damp evening air for more then an hour to greet the Blue and White team in an emotion-charged welcome the like of which has seldom, if ever, been seen on Oyaron Hill.
Townspeople and students from Oneonta State mingled with almost the entire Hartwick student body to follow Hartwick cheerleaders in cheer after cheer as a charter bus groaned up the hill on the last few feet of the victorious journey home from Indiana.