Foss: Cannabis plan for old Beech-Nut site good for Canajoharie – The Daily Gazette

By Sara Foss | April 21, 2021′

Several years ago, I drove out to Canajoharie to hear residents share their vision for the crumbling Beech-Nut factory site off Exit 29 of the New York State Thruway.

Since 2010, when Beech-Nut shifted its operations to the nearby town of Florida, the once-bustling buildings have steadily deteriorated, and the place is now a major eyesore.

At the brainstorming session I attended, residents understood that redeveloping the site would be a major challenge, but also expressed hope for its future. Outlet shopping and condos, restaurants and manufacturing — these were among the ideas proposed for the sprawling property.

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