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HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)
Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 Asian Buffet in Seneca Falls: 318 Asian Buffet on Route 318 in Waterloo inside the Finger Lakes Tea... more

Jim Gaffigan releases Garbage Plate episode of ‘Jim Eats World’ on YouTube (video)

Jim Gaffigan releases Garbage Plate episode of ‘Jim Eats World’ on YouTube (video)
In January, comedian Jim Gaffigan performed at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. During his visit he made quite a splash on social media when he posted about where he could find the best “garbage plate”. After being directed to Nick Tahou’s he talked about the experience on stage at the Blue Cross and shares his first garbage plate experience... more

FEEDING THE FINGER LAKES: List of pantries, churches providing service during crisis

FOOD PANTRIES: Hours of operation for those feeding the needy in the Finger Lakes
Food pantries are crucial, especially in rural communities. The need is even greater — as most businesses, agencies, and organizations operate on limited hours due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. more

Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted

Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted
An iconic diner in downtown Auburn has closed. Possibly for good. The Auburn Citizen reported this week that owners Bill and Rachael Juhl worked as hard as they could to keep the business open – even dealing with one of their worst winters since taking over in 2011. Then, Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down all restaurants. And with that move,... more

Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges

Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges
The former official in a small Yates County town accused of two felonies and a misdemeanor was found guilty — but only of the latter charge — after Judge Jason Cook rendered a decision. Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella stated that Cook found Griffin guilty of second-degree criminal impersonation as a misdemeanor, for impersonating an employee of the State... more

Finger Lakes Tea Company offers statement on COVID-19 & tips for choosing the right tea for better health

Finger Lakes Tea Company offers statement on COVID-19 & tips for choosing the right tea for better health
We wanted to send out a statement in regard to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We are taking things very seriously and have sent most of our employees home to work remotely. We wanted to assure everyone that our teas are harvested the prior year in the springtime in China, before the COVID-19 outbreak, so our teas... more

The Deluxe Grill is still open for business in Geneva

The Deluxe Grill is still open for business in Geneva
To adhere to the most recent mandates set by NY State and to keep our customers and employees safe and healthy, our dine in service will be suspended until further notice. BUT, starting Tuesday, March 17th, we WILL STILL be offering our Take Out services & Limited Delivery services so that you can continue to enjoy your Deluxe Grill favorites.... more

Places of business like restaurants will have to cut capacity by 50%

Places of business like restaurants will have to cut capacity by 50%
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that New York will institute limits on mass gatherings, directing events with 500 or more individuals in attendance to be cancelled or postponed. Public health experts agree mass gatherings with people making sustained close contact are a place where the novel coronavirus can easily infect many people quickly and continue its spread. As such,... more

318 Asian Buffet offering specials & hosting parties for special occiasions

318 Asian Buffet offering specials & hosting parties for special occiasions
318 Asian Buffet inside the Finger Lakes Tea Company on Route 318 in Waterloo is offering a free meal on your birthday if you come with a party of five or more. The same deal holds for high school graduates later this spring. Inquire about 318 Asian Buffet’s party room for weddings, birthdays or graduation parties. On Mother’s Day, moms... more

Popular restaurant at Destiny USA closes

Popular restaurant at Destiny USA closes
The Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery location in Destiny USA closed on Monday. The closure came after 7 years of operation. Several other locations have shut down in recent years, leaving just a handful remaining. In an email sent out to customers, the restaurant thanked Syracuse for enjoying time at the restaurant over the years. Rewards points can be redeemed at... more

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special
318 Asian Buffet opened to rave reviews on Christmas Eve inside the Finger Lakes Tea building on Route 318 in Waterloo. Since opening almost two months ago they have served thousands of hungry patrons and are happy to announce that they are now serving beer & wine. Also, to celebrate the success of their opening, they are offering some specials... more

Old Pueblo Grill to open Victor location along Route 96

Old Pueblo Grill to open Victor location along Route 96
Old Pueblo Grill is coming to Victor. The fast-casual hit, which has developed a strong reputation in the Rochester-area, will open a second location at the HighPoint development off Route 96. One major change will be size. The new location will seat 75, while the original location on Russel Street only seats 45. The Victor location will also have an... more

Mesa Grande donation jar thief taken into custody after search in Auburn

Manager: Donation jar for St. Baldricks stolen from Mesa Grande in Auburn
Police arrested a man in connection with the theft of a donation jar a local restaurant in downtown Auburn. Dublas Hernandez is accused of stealing the jar, which was said to have about $200 inside it for the St. Baldrick’s Foudnation. Kelli Scott, an employee at the restaurant, was raising funds for an event in the spring. Hernandez was charged... more
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