End of an Era: Zebb’s in New Hartford Has Been Demolished
(WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.)
They say all good things must come to an end.
Even though Zebb's has been closed for nearly four years at this point, maybe it was a little comforting to know that it was still there. Hey, you never know. Maybe some ambitious person would buy it and open it up again.
Sadly, that looks not to be the case. Because the New Hartford favorite has been reduced to rubble.
I'm not sure when they started doing this, but by Monday evening at around 5:30pm (when I snapped these photos), there was no structure left, only a huge mess to clean up.
What will become of that sign, though? In my opinion, it belongs in a museum.
Like most Mohawk Valley residents, I have fond memories of Zebb's. Its proximity to the mall was clutch. My father and stepmother - who live in Oneonta - would always insist on eating at Zebb's when they ventured into the Utica area. And they were our restaurant of choice before formal high school dances.
And the cookies? Forget about it. The best. The BEST.
Zebb's closed its doors in July of 2019 and remained vacant.
In December of 2022, an arsonist set fire to part of the building, which probably helped in the decision to raze it.
There's been some disgusting rumors of yet another car wash going up in its place, even though a brand new Hoffman Car Wash was installed on Seneca Turnpike not that long ago.
If a car wash *does* go up, I think we can officially declare the Mohawk Valley the car wash (*cough* money laundering *cough*) capital of the U.S.
Goodbye, Zebb's. We will miss you.