Plans in the Works for Former Pizza Hut

By David Avitabile

COBLESKILL – The site of the former Pizza Hut could soon have new tenants.

The former restaurant on East Main Street in the village closed during the winter and was purchased by Ben Oevering of Schoharie and Ravi and Subhash Modasra of Mohawk Companies of Scotia. The closing was on May 3.

Many people have suggested uses for the site but there are “no immediate plans,” Mr. Oevering said Tuesday. They looking are looking at all the options and will chose the one best suited for the community.

“A lot of people have made recommendations,” Mr. Oevering said. “Everyone has an idea.” Some of those recommendations have been very helpful.

The only immediate plan was to demolish the building, he added. 

The owners have been talking to a retail broker to help find a tenant. It could be an eatery, a quick-serve restaurant, or other type of retail business, he said.

“There is no set plan at this point, nothing specific,” Mr. Oevering said. 

The owners want “to do our homework” before deciding what will open at the location, he said. They want to “explore all options” and find the right fit before making a decision.

On Facebook, he added, “We’re buzzing with anticipation over the possibilities this prime commercial space holds for the local community. A huge shoutout to Ravi and Subhash Modasra from The Mohawk Companies for joining forces with us to launch DiamondHawk Holdings, LLC.”

The location will make the third significant change in the village. Plans are calling for a Marshall’s in the Price Chopper Plaza and a new Taco Bell at the former Dairy Deli site.