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Friendly’s shuts

Oneonta Friendly’s Shut, Workers Find

Oneonta Friendly’s

Shut, Patrons Find

Several CNY Ice-Cream Outlets Close

Friendly’s at the corner of Main and Walling in Oneonta has closed.

ONEONTA – Patrons arrived at Friendly’s at Main Street and Walling Avenue this morning to find the store has closed.

“We apologize to disappointing you on this visit, but this location is now closed for business,” a sign posted on the door reads.

Friendly’s end locally appears to be part of Sunday’s closing of a number of outlets in the ice-cream-based chain across the region, including some around Syracuse and as far away at Buffalo.

In an email received a few moments ago, Friendly’s spokesman Hannah Arnold said, “Please note that employees were informed personally.  (They did not learn from a sign.) The company is working to support them with opportunities at other locations or severance payments and other assistance.”

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