Potsdam’s Ton’s Sports Bar closing current spot June 30, looking for new location
Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 8:40 am

By CRAIG FREILICH

POTSDAM –Ton’s Sports Bar will close June 30 to clear the way for the new Hampton Inn project, but owner Tom DeLosh says he has not yet found a place to reopen.

“I’m still looking for a place,” DeLosh said, noting that he expects he will have it settled “maybe in another month.”

The bar at 169 ½ Market St. sits on three and a half acres owned by Potsdam builder Jim Sheehan, all of which is expected be cleared for a 95-room, $6 million dollar hotel under a deal with developer Andy Patel of Visions Hotels of Corning, but Sheehan says the deal is not final.

“I haven’t got a check, so I don’t know if it’s on track,” Sheehan said.

Meanwhile The Village Florist has moved from its shop on the property to 75 Market St., and Sheehan’s Scoopuccino’s café will be moved– completely and literally -- about a mile north if the deal goes through, Sheehan said.

Potsdam Village Code Enforcement Officer Larry Colbert said that the site plan has been approved but there has been no application to his office for a building permit.