DEWITT, NY — The former Friendly’s Restaurant on James Street in DeWitt, vacant since it closed in 2019, may soon get a new life.
The American Legion Eastwood Post 1276 wants to buy the building and convert it to their headquarters, said Stephen Skinner, who runs Skinner & Associates Realty. Skinner is assisting the American Legion with the deal.
The Legion’s existing home, at Nichols Avenue and James Street, is too big at about 40,000 square feet, Skinner said. The old restaurant, at 3701 James St., is about 4,000 square feet, he said.
“It’s all about sustainability,’’ Skinner said. “The