Six new businesses have either opened or are getting ready to open, in and around Lowville.
For the most part, they are local franchises of large chains - an Advance Auto Parts, a Family Dollar, a Fastrac, a Nice N Easy. Also opening, a feed store.
And perhaps most intriguing, a golf simulator has opened on Number 4 Road in the Town of Lowville.
3D Sports & Lounge projects views of real golf courses - think Pebble Beach or Augusta - while a camera and microphone track the progress of the ball you hit.
As it turns out, the system is pretty accurate.
"I know personally, I have a slice, and it has no problem picking that up, unfortunately," said Bob Burke, one of the owners.
"The accuracy is one of the points that makes the simulator so unique."
To see more of just how thye simulator works, click on the picture.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Watertown, NY
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