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Old 06-11-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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There is a place here in NYC (East Village) that business is always booming. Its a bakery, filled with great pastries, awesome sandwiches, burgers , etc. I hope no one takes in offense what I am about to say but the food is NEPA is sometimes less than favorable. The shop would be more or less like a stop and go place.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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There is a place here in NYC (East Village) that business is always booming. Its a bakery, filled with great pastries, awesome sandwiches, burgers , etc. I hope no one takes in offense what I am about to say but the food is NEPA is sometimes less than favorable. The shop would be more or less like a stop and go place.
For a place like that, I think it's going to boil down to location. To be honest, there are plenty of places in NEPA that specialize in those things, so you need a hook to complete the idea. People these days want an 'experience;' I've been sitting here thinking how much I want to have dinner on the deck at cooper's tonight. That's the kind of thing that you need to build in to the concept.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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There is a place here in NYC (East Village) that business is always booming. Its a bakery, filled with great pastries, awesome sandwiches, burgers , etc. I hope no one takes in offense what I am about to say but the food is NEPA is sometimes less than favorable. The shop would be more or less like a stop and go place.
that would do good in clarks summit,no real bakeries here.Being from NY
did you ever go to the little pie shop..I use to go there all the time.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Oh, almost forgot, there is also the concession stand in nay aug, by the pool complex.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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There is a place here in NYC (East Village) that business is always booming. Its a bakery, filled with great pastries, awesome sandwiches, burgers , etc. I hope no one takes in offense what I am about to say but the food is NEPA is sometimes less than favorable. The shop would be more or less like a stop and go place.
LOL - I went to NYU and lived off Bleeker for seven years - I miss the food also!

You're not talking about the Magnolia, are you?
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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To the OP, the site you mentioned in your original post has been vacant for a while and it seems like it might be a good locale for what you are proposing. It's close to Lake Harmony and other communities like Brier Crest and Towamensing Trails are nearby. It's also not far off 80 and close to the race track - from what I've been told, there are a growing number of people that do racing schools at the track.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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Very funny. I disagree with your first bullet point though because I patronize Everything Natural in Clarks Summit quite a bit, and they seem to do a steady business. As we saw with my popular "chain" thread I believe a Whole Foods was second place on NEPA's wish-list behind Ikea. Will we ever see either? I doubt it. Ikea? Not at all likely. Whole Foods? It's possible in about ten years if Scranton ever emerges from its current identity crisis as a hippie/yuppie haven that a developer will bring one downtown with lofts overhead. I can also potentially see one coming to Stroudsburg if the rate of growth there continues, especially now that there are far more NJ/NY transplants living there than PA natives.

P.S. I know of at least one MENSA member, so I'm sure there must be a chapter around here.
We are also steady customers of everything natural...
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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We are also steady customers of everything natural...
I'm on a tight college student budget, so I can't patronize them as often as I would like, but I'm always very pleased with the quality of the food I purchase. The owner, Barry Kaplan, always seems to be around as well. It's nice to see that he didn't just outsource his duties by hiring a manager.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Pocono's
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If you know some folks who can pool their resources to provide you with some start-up capital, and you're into franchising, I think opening a Sonic on one of the outparcels in the upcoming Pittston Crossings project would be a cash cow for certain. Probably 150,000 vehicles per day pass by this site on Highway 315, I-81, and I-476, and the Greater Pittston area is ideally located just 15 minutes from either Scranton or Wilkes-Barre. I'm sure many folks in Scranton on this forum would make the pilgrimage down 81 to Pittston to try out Sonic; the parking lot would have to be pretty large!
We would take the drive and we are in Saylorsburg!!
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Pocono's
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There is a place here in NYC (East Village) that business is always booming. Its a bakery, filled with great pastries, awesome sandwiches, burgers , etc. I hope no one takes in offense what I am about to say but the food is NEPA is sometimes less than favorable. The shop would be more or less like a stop and go place.
We have had places like that here in the Pocono area run by Ny'ers who "know good food" and both places went under within a year. Everything was from the city but they just couldn't get in the customers even though I swear when we talk about what this area needs it's a "good bakery". People would then say "we can get better in the city." There are great bakeries like Merry's Custom Cakes, Hart's Barn and the Kiffle Kitchen who are not run w/ the idea of "this is what we have in NY" and do just fine.
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