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Wisebuys Deal Crumbles Over Village Demands

The Wisebuys retail store was one signature away from opening its doors before Christmas, at a new location in Saranac Lake. The last-minute deal fell through when village officials demanded that the owner of the old Ames store spend hundreds of thousands of dollar to improve their building. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake: Wisebuys Deal "Dead"

The founder of Wisebuys - a new regional retail store - says his company won't be opening an outlet in Saranac Lake. Late last week, Tom Scozzafava told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the deal was "officially dead". Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Wisebuys Takes One Step Closer To Opening

The opening of a retail chain in the North Country is one step closer to becoming reality. Wisebuy Stores Incorporated just secured 2.4 million dollars in bank loans and other financing. And, as Jody Tosti reports, the company is in the final stages of renting the former Ames stores in Canton and Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article

New Local Company Wants To Fill Void Left By Ames

Small towns across the North Country are struggling to replace the Ames department stores that once anchored local economies. Until the company's bankruptcy, last fall, Ames offered basic goods like clothing and house-wares. Now, a company based in Gouverneur is hoping to start a new chain of stores called "WiseBuys" that would fill the shopping void. But as Brian Mann reports, reactions to the idea are mixed.  Go to full article

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