Whether it's a local small business, a regional business, or any other kind of restaurant, store, or organization, it's always a bummer to hear that another place is closing its doors for good.

Unfortunately in this case, it's more than one place. A pizza chain has closed its doors permanently at multiple locations in Central New York. We're talking about Pizza Hut. Many locations were open one day and closed the next, without a word. Now, this isn't ALL Pizza Hut locations throughout Central New York, just a handful of them. But it's a growing trend of Pizza Hut places closing their doors in our area.

According to Syracuse.com, the Pizza Hut on Erie Boulevard in DeWitt was one of the locations to shut down. Syracuse.com also states that the Pizza Hut on South Salina Street in Nedrow has closed, along with the chain location on Genesee Street in Chittenango.

For now, it looks like the Pizza Hut locations in New Hartford, Rome, Herkimer, and Oneida are still open and not affected by these closings. We'll keep you updated if anything changes on that.

Just a few weeks ago news broke that the Hoopla! Frozen Yogurt on North Genesee Street in Utica closed its doors for good. Is this a growing trend of national and regional chains closing down? Is it a sign that "mom and pop" or small businesses are taking over? Or is our economy still struggling worse than we thought?

Again, it's not ALL Pizza Hut locations closing down in our area. And these locations could be one franchise owner closing down their businesses. We'll have to wait and see if more news comes out of these closings to let us know why they closed and if it's something we can expect to continue to see in our area.

 


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