Broome County Businesses that Closed in 2018 that We Wish Hadn’t
With the boom of new local businesses in Broome County and Downtown Binghamton, BC is on the rise and booming.
Unfortunately, we lost some businesses that we wish we hadn't!
With the shift of consumers to Amazon and other online shopping avenues, Toys R Us and its related brands have struggled over the past few years. This resulted in lack of sales and eventual closure of stores. The Johnson City Toys-R-Us closed earlier than expected this past June.
Employees and customers of the Ground Round restaurant in Johnson City were stunned to learn the place had gone out of business back in August. Unfortunately over 40 people lost their jobs at the JC restaurant. We wish their delicious quesadillas would come back.
On the heels of news that was released stating that Bon-Ton stores are being liquidated and that the store inside the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City will be closing, the clothing store shut its doors this past spring.
One of the last anchor stores at the Oakdale Mall closed its doors not too long ago. The Bon-Ton had EVERYTHING and we were sad to see it go.
The original Nirchi's on Pine Street in Endicott ended its run this past February. A Broome County staple, the OG Nirchi's holds a place in all of our hearts.
The Front Street Pizza Hut closed its doors not long ago in September. The closing leaves only one dine-in Pizza Hut location left in the Binghamton area.The national chain still has a traditional restaurant on East Main Street in the Union District of Endicott.
The McDonald's restaurant near the site of the chain's first Binghamton operation closed its doors in Septmeber and was soon there after torn down. The first McDonald's restaurant in Binghamton opened in July 1963 across the street from the current location. The new building has been in operation for 15 years.