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.https://4a7a2dafae337b527845d2470cafd25d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
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.