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Former Fort Drum officer opening second restaurant in Public Square

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WATERTOWN — Vonnette T. Monteith just couldn’t part with the historic building at 63-65 Public Square that she bought while she was still serving in the Army at Fort Drum in 2005.

While it wasn’t her original intention, she ended up opening a Mexican Restaurant, Casa de Flor, back then.

And now, acknowledging that she’s surprised that she’s doing it again, Ms. Monteith is opening another restaurant in the building she loves.

“I’m sentimental,” she said.

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New Canton McDonald’s to open Friday, ending restaurant’s five-year village absence

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CANTON — Golden arches have returned to Canton.

After a more than five-year absence and a two-year planning and construction process, a McDonald’s restaurant is opening Friday, at 111 E. Main St. in the Price Chopper parking lot.

“We’re excited to be back in Canton and start a new chapter of business,” said franchise owner Paul M. Ross, who owns and operates 16 other McDonald’s locations in Northern and Central New York.

Mr. Ross, of Syracuse, said the Canton restaurant will ideally be staffed by 70 people, a mix of part- and full-time employees. On Tuesday, he said the restaurant has almost reached that goal.

The Canton restaurant returns the McDonald’s count in St. Lawrence County to six, with two in Massena and one each in Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur.

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CNY restaurant fights back against Grubhub’s unauthorized deliveries: They’re illegal, owners charge

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Watertown, NY — A family-owned Italian restaurant is taking on Grubhub in Upstate’s federal court over the food-delivery giant’s controversial practice of adding restaurants to its online platform without their knowledge or consent.

It’s a dirty secret within Grubhub’s business strategy: if a restaurant declines an official business partnership, then Grubhub simply adds the restaurant’s menu to its portfolio and sends delivery workers to pick up food like members of the general public.

But many of the estimated 150,000 restaurants listed on Grubhub without their consent say that’s basically stealing. And now, Pete’s Trattoria in Watertown has put a legal name to that claim: trademark infringement.

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“Popeyes” coming to Watertown

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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – The Popeyes fast food restaurant chain is planning to locate a store in Watertown.

The Town of Watertown planning board will consider a proposed Popeyes for Outer Arsenal Street at its meeting next Monday, at 3 PM.

The plan is to demolish the now-closed Bob Evans restaurant just past the Route 81 south on-ramp, and build the new store there.

Popeyes got its start in 1972 in New Orleans. It gets its name from one of the characters in the movie The French Connection, Popeye Doyle. It primarily serves chicken and seafood.

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