PLATTSBURGH — After operating for 42 years, the Pizza Hut location at 5069 US Avenue will be closing.

The restaurant will be consolidating their operations with the Pizza Hut restaurant on State Route 3.


“Our lease expired at the US Avenue restaurant,” Nick Frederick, district manager, said in a news release.

“Dine-in and carryout will be available at the Route 3 restaurant for all of Plattsburgh. Delivery service will be available from Route 3 for most of Plattsburgh, and 100 percent of our US Avenue employees have been offered a transfer to the Route 3 location.”

The US Avenue location, which first opened on Sept. 5, 1977, will close at the end of the day on Monday, Dec. 16.


The Press-Republican asked readers of our Facebook page to share memories of visiting the US Avenue restaurant.

Here are a few of the replies:

Jan Couture: Too bad. Took my girls there for Book It!. Then took my students there for lunch after field trips. Then brought our grandchildren there. Then bought pizzas for trips at Clinton County Historical Musem. Now I’ll have to say “remember when”.

Michelle Stephenson-White: My husband and I both worked there in 91-92. He delivered, I waitressed, we lived on free breadsticks!

Tia Dame: Used to love the jukebox!!!

Lorie Wheatley offered these memories of the Route 3 restaurant: I’m 39 years old and now live in CT. Still come home for Christmas and I have lots of memories of that Pizza Hut location! I remember going there as a young child with my family and mastering PAC MAN! I remember being awarded many personal pan pizzas for Book it! Learned how to play a juke box! I remember the vintage red plastic cups. I remember meeting friends there by walking through the woods behind the old Ames plaza. I remember the smell! I remember as I turned of age it was fabulous to get a pitcher of beer!


The Pizza Hut location on Route 3 offers a full line of pizza products and WingStreet products, including award-winning wings, appetizers, salads and pasta.

“Our guests can count on us for great Pizza Hut products along with our WingStreet wings, made-to-order by our wing experts,” Frederick said.

“Our Pizza Hut restaurant at 370 State Route 3 is conveniently located less than 3 miles from the US Avenue location, and we invite our US Avenue customers to visit us.

“Guests will enjoy our family-friendly, casually-comfortable dining room, equipped with multiple televisions, perfect for watching the big game or to get caught up on the news.”

The Route 3 location also offers carry-out and delivery service, and will deliver to approximately 70 percent of the households that were serviced by the US Avenue location.

Frederick added, “We look forward to seeing everyone at our State Route 3 restaurant.”

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