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September 24, 2012

Shoe store plan for Plattsburgh tripped up

Lenny's outletnot coming toPlattsburgh right now; Kohl's delayed

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The Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board approved the plans for the new store in June. It would have been 15,000 square feet and was expected to have 10 full-time and up to five part-time employees.

LOST INVESTMENT

McCarthy, who lives on Cumberland Head and likes the Plattsburgh area, said he is unsure about immediate plans for this market after spending about $27,000 on a project that didn’t come to fruition.

“I just don’t know how much time and energy I can put into it as we gear up for the fourth quarter, which is our company’s busiest quarter,” he said.

Lenny’s sells shoes, boots, outerwear, clothing and work clothes from brands such as Carhartt, Columbia, Merrell, New Balance, The North Face, Red Wing, Timberland, Wolverine, Woolrich, Under Amour and many more.

KOHL’S STALLED

In other local business news, a Kohl’s store that received sketch-plan approval from the Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board in November has not returned to the board for detailed preliminary plan approval.

Kohl’s spokesperson Geetha Natarajan told the Press-Republican by email that Kohl’s has “not announced any plans to open a new store in your community.”

The sketch plan called for a 55,000-square-foot store to be located north of Texas Roadhouse on the former Ames Plaza property on Route 3.

CERTIFICATES FILED

In addition, a list of business certificates recently filed with the Clinton County Clerk’s Office detailed in an email from the North Country Chamber of Commerce included Olive Garden Italian Restaurants and Red Lobster.

Tara Gray, manager of media and communications with the Darden family of restaurants, said by email that while their real-estate teams are constantly looking for new sites across the country, they “do not have any plans for new locations in Plattsburgh at this time.”

Email Dan Heath: dheath@pressrepublican.com

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