Looking Backward Oct. 7 | Local History

Oct. 7, 2011: It has been two years since the franchisee of the local Friendly’s proposed tearing down the restaurant on Arsenal Street and building a new one in its place. Now the chain’s parent company has announced it is seeking bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. Kevin M. Fear, who owns Mattress Express, still wishes the city had sold an adjacent two-thirds of an acre at 120 Haney St. to him for parking for his business next door, at 1241 Arsenal St., instead of to the Friendly’s franchisee, Kessler Family LLC, Rochester.

Oct. 7, 1996: At least one north country