There’s lots of speculation about what’s going on at the former Friendly’s Restaurant building on the corner of Main Street and Walling Avenue in Oneonta, especially after Milford’s Paul Singh announced o Facebook his family is the new owner and asking people what kind of business they would want at the site.
With rumors abounding that the building would house a cannabis dispensary, a bar, or a restaurant, Mr. Singh told The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta the old Friendly’s will be a food court.
“We are still in the planning phases,” he said. “It won’t be a dine-in restaurant; there’s just not enough space for that. We’ll have a huge selection of beverages, although we won’t have any with alcohol because we are too close to a church, and zoning doesn’t permit that.”
Mr. Singh plans on a variety of food they will cook on premises.
“We don’t want to have to rely on having separate vendors,” he said. “We’ll have pizza, burgers, a salad bar, a chicken area, and, of course, ice cream!”
“We looked at having a franchise restaurant with a drive-thru, but they wanted us to tear down the existing building and put a new building in the middle of the parking lot,” he said. “We just didn’t want to do that.”
As plans progress, The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta will carry more details.