Fulton County seeking new tenant

The county-owned building at the Fulton County Airport os shown in this January 2016 photo. The county is revisiting the opportunity to lease the building as eight a restaurant or other acceptable business. The Requests for Proposals are due by April 19. (The Leader-Herald file photo)

JOHNSTOWN — After a long winter, Fulton County wants a chance to reopen its county airport restaurant building once again.

The building off Route 67 was shuttered during the winter. The building has been the site of many restaurants and cafes over a few decades. But in 2016, the county had trouble finding a tenant for the building.

The county Planning Department announced Monday it is time to explore use of the airport building, again.

Fulton County is seeking proposals from persons or firms interested in leasing the county-owned building at the airport to operate as a restaurant or “another acceptable airport-related use,” a county news release said.

The unfurnished building —constructed in 1993 — contains about 1,200 square feet of floor space and includes handicapped-accessible restrooms, dining area, a kitchen and a utility room. The building has separate electrical and gas services and meters provided by National Grid. Heat is provided by gas-fired, through-wall heaters and the building is insulated.

Public water is provided through Fulton County Water District No. 1.

There is an on-site septic system servicing the building and a grease trap located outside the building.

Several parking spaces are located immediately adjacent to the building. A public parking lot is located behind the building.

Anyone interested in leasing the building must obtain a copy of the county’s request for proposals. Copies can be obtained from the planning department by calling (518) 736-5660 or emailing a request to [email protected]

Proposals are due into the county by 2 p.m. April 19.

The most recent tenant of the airport restaurant was Grandma Millie’s Bakery. Smokin’ Slab Barbecue Pit was supposed to occupy the building by last June, but that deal fell through.

Further questions on the airport building can be directed to Sean Geraghty, senior planner at the Fulton County Planning Department, at (518) 736-5660.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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