By Jill Nagy
Little Caesar’s is in the process of closing its pizza takeout store at South Western Avenue in Queensbury and moving to a new location at 133 Saratoga Ave. , South Glens Falls, in Glengate Plaza.
Manager Rob Seoane said he planned to open at the South Glens Falls location on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The store on Dix Avenue in Queensbury will remain open.
The lease was up on the old location, Seoane said, and the location had too many drawbacks—mainly a shortage of parking and neighbors, including a bar and hair salon, whose customers tend to stay a while rather than coming and going quickly, thereby freeing up parking spaces.
The new location, in a strip mall, comes with plenty of parking, he said, and neighbors that include other fast food outlets.
Seoane’s two outlets are the only Little Caesar’s locations north of Albany. He opened them in 2011.
“It all just kind of fell in my lap,” he said.
A native of Rome, N.Y., Seoane began working at a Little Caesar’s in his hometown when he was 16. He continued working there part -ime while he was a student at Utica College and, for a time, at SUNY Oswego. At one point, he worked full-time as store manager while he was also a full-time student.
When Seoane graduated from college, his boss was planning to expand the franchise to the Albany area and offered him a position and a partnership. One of the partners in the Rome operation has ties to the Queensbury area, so two of the new shops went there, with Seoane at their helm.
He said he expects to increase the number of employees at his two outlets after the move. Job applications are available at both Little Caesar’s outlets.
“I’m looking forward to seeing new faces in South Glens Falls and getting involved in the community,” he said.
People can reach Little Caesar’s at (518) 792-2200.