FOR SALE: Lloyd’s Limited Pub hits the market after abrupt closure in Penn Yan

For Mark Sprague and Steve McMichael the goal is to restore the history and significance held by Lloyd’s Limited Pub. That’s why the business partners have opted to sell the property.  On Tuesday, Sprague talked with FingerLakes1.com about the process that’s been unfolding at the once-popular pub. “Lloyd’s has a tremendous, rich history including being a hotel, puzzle factory and... more

Canandaigua restaurant rebuilding begins after fire

Work has started on the new Nolan’s restaurant. The popular eatery, which opened at the South Main Street site near Canandaigua Lake in May 2014, was destroyed by fire last July. Investigators deteremined the cause was accidental. A revised building plan was approved by the city last week, which calls for reducing the footprint of the new structure but allowing... more

Plans for city, county public safety complex at Auburn’s Save-A-Lot plaza moving forward

A plan to consolidate Auburn and Cayuga County emergency services into one facility has been resurrected on a smaller scale than initially proposed but nevertheless is moving forward. The proposed new facility would be located in the Save-A-Lot plaza on Seminary Street and would house the Auburn Fire Department. Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert and Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin... more

2017 Movers Study shows ‘why’ residents are leaving New York

According to the ‘2017 United Movers Study’ the state is losing residents by the day. That’s not breaking news, since U.S. Census data has shown residents leaving New York in flocks for years — but the survey puts a little more detail to the numbers. The study found New York ranked the third-highest in outbound moving — with the leading... more

Proposed pay changes concern Canandaigua businesses

One of the ways to prepare for potential changes to on-call and call-in pay requirements is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. And if opposed to the changes — as many small businesses seem to be — there may still be time for voices to be heard. Those opposed to the state Department of Labor’s proposed... more

Shakelton House to become the Inns of Aurora’s fifth inn, Inns seek tax abatement

The Inns of Aurora is renovating the Shakelton House at 418 Main St. to become its fifth inn and asked the county for a tax abatement for the project during a Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency meeting on Tuesday. The Inns purchased the former funeral home about three years ago and decided that the best use for the building is... more

Auburn brewery announces opening date at new location

It'll be a good St. Patrick's Day for The Good Shepherds Brewing Co. The Auburn brewery announced on Instagram Tuesday that it will have a soft opening at its new location, the former PBJ on the Corner at 132 Genesee St., the weekend of March 17-18. The brewery's grand opening will be Friday, April 6. Performing at the brewery from... more

Kraut plant closure hits some farmers hard throughout region

The news that the GLK Foods plant in Shortsville will be closing about midway through September came as a shock to village, town of Manchester and Ontario County officials, none of whom said they saw it coming. In fact, Manchester Supervisor Jeff Gallahan said he only learned of the news from a farmer he was talking to, just days before... more

Wayne County tomato-growing project ripens

Wayne County grows more apples than almost any other place in the nation, yet it’s expected to be known for another product soon. Tomatoes. On Wednesday, the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is holding a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. in Ontario Town Hall at 1850 Ridge Road. The hearing is related to an estimated $38 million plan to develop... more

Selling crops while staying local at Stanley site

Out in the countryside of Stanley, you’ll find Ontario Produce Auction. The company opened its barn doors in October 2017 with the intention of giving local farmers a place to sell their bounties. It’s open to the public at large, so people have the opportunity to buy produce and more. The company began in 2015 when several Mennonites and other... more

REPORT: Tops owners preparing for bankruptcy, local impact unknown

A report by Bloomberg says two U.S. supermarkets — one that has a number of stores in the Finger Lakes region — could be preparing for bankruptcy. The owner of Tops Friendly Markets could potentially seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month, the report says. It’s unclear how bankruptcy would impact local stores, but the report notes... more

Inside the Schine: How the Auburn theater’s prospective new owner will restore it

The effort to restore the Auburn Schine Theater may have more momentum behind it now than ever before. It was 20 years ago in January that the Cayuga County Arts Council purchased the dilapidated South Street building in order to resurrect the art deco movie palace that opened there in 1938. The council started by replacing the building's leaky roof... more

‘For the future:’ Lyons National Bank branch opens in Sennett

Dave and Cheryl Corcoran had been driving by the new Lyons National Bank branch in Sennett while it had been under construction for months, curious about what the interior looked like. Taking a look inside the building for the branch's grand opening Saturday morning, Dave said he thought the two-story building on Grant Avenue Road looked "gorgeous." The new building... more

DEC proposes environmental cleanup plan for former Sylvania plant in Seneca Falls

Thousands of television sets were manufactured at the former Sylvania Electric and Phillips Electronic Component Group plant at 50 Johnston St. from the late 1940s until the 1980s. The TV manufacturing process also left behind some contamination of the 64-acre property and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a remedy to clean up the site. The public is... more

Canandaigua bar loses liquor license

The state Liquor Authority earlier this month revoked the liquor license of the Farmers Inn for two years over 16 alleged violations, including incidents of drug use and sales, violence and patterns of noise and disturbance, dating back to early 2016. As part of the penalty decided Feb. 6 by the Liquor Authority, which went into effect immediately, neither the... more

Maguire dealership buys Honda of Ithaca

The Maguire Family of Dealerships is officially taking over Honda of Ithaca, which will now be operating under the name Maguire Honda of Ithaca, and will continue selling, leasing and servicing Hondas. Maguire said in a news release that Honda of Ithaca is the business' first and only Honda franchise, making it the 19th automotive brand in its auto sales... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn BID director talks downtown growth (podcast)

On Episode #96 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Stephanie DeVito, Executive Director of the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District. She talked about some of the changes that have taken place in downtown settings broadly, as well as some of the specific efforts taken in Auburn. Watch the podcast below, or listen to the audio-only... more

Changes for lululemon, Bath & Body Works stores at Eastview Mall

Several stores are announcing additions or permanent residency at Eastview Mall in Victor. On Thursday, lululemon said it become a permanent tenant at the mall. It will take on a new 3,600 square foot store, formerly occupied by Bath & Body Works, near the Starbucks Court across from Apple. Bath & Body Works will be moving into a new space... more
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