A crew from Epic Landscaping, Fly Creek, is transforming a key entryway to Cooperstown at this hour, transforming the new parking lot at the renovated NY Pizzeria at Chestnut, Elm and Delaware streets into a min-Eden. Drive by and take a look. Effected the transformation are, inset, from left, Nick LaRosa, Cherry Valley, Michael Kelley, Fly Creek, Ryan Strong, Richfield Springs, and Jake Bennett, Richfield Springs. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Innovative PDD Zoning Sought
By JIM KEVLIN • The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta
COOPERSTOWN – It’s a village hot-spot, and customers intent on New York Pizzeria’s offerings park along Chestnut and Elm streets, and in the off-hours fill the parking lots at the adjoining Bank of Cooperstown and Triple-A offices. With the popularity of the pizzeria, it’s imperative that they keep orders flowing to avoid long wait times. Many restaurants address this issue with the implementation of POS systems like those of Revel Systems which are designed to improve the customer experience and relationship, offer a more diverse range of payment choices, as well as help to build a detailed menu whilst keeping track of inventory levels and learning from real-time sales reports.
And that’s in the off-season.
Several months of village meetings from now, the crunch should ease, restaurateur Joe Vezza is predicting.
Triple-A has consolidated in Oneonta, Vezza’s bought the building, and he’s planning to demolish it to add 12 more off-street parking spaces.
The plan shifts the main entrance from Chestnut Street to the south side of the building, so patrons can enter from the parking lot. Also, three tables for outdoor dining may be added there.
Vezza, who since expanding from Richfield Springs a decade has also opened Bocca Osteria and The Upstate Bar & Grill, and his architect, Teresa Drerup, appeared before the Village Board Monday, April 22, to get a complicated regulatory process underway.