Details are scant at this point, but a Facebook post mentions a rebranding and restructuring.
CANANDAIGUA — By now, many have already heard the news that Catch 407 has closed, although it still comes as a shock to those who had eaten there as recently as last weekend.
The steak, seafood and raw bar restaurant opened a little over a year ago at the former Schooners Restaurant and Lounge site at Lakeshore Drive and East Lake Road.
An attempt to reach the owners were unsuccessful.
But the following was posted March 25 on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
“Catch 407, as you all know it, is closing effective immediately.
"Keep your eye out for it’s re-branding and re-structuring!
"We want to humbly, and with a grateful heart, thank all our employees and wonderful patrons for your support since our opening. We hope you’ll remember us and the times you enjoyed our labor of love with fondness.”
As with many restaurants, online reviews were a mixed bag of praise and complaints about the food and prices.
For what it’s worth, just over a month ago, the restaurant scored second place for its seafood-influenced macaroni-and-cheese dish in the Downtown MACdown competition as part of the Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival.
The restaurant billed itself as a family-owned and operated restaurant, with a menu of steak, seafood, raw oysters/shellfish, gluten-free options and vegetarian fare. Daily specials that ran weekly included dollar oyster night and prime rib night.
Also unclear is what happens to the people who have unused gift cards to the restaurant.
What should go in its place, a barbecue or burger joint? A place for ethnic cuisine? A craft brewery? Share your ideas at MPNnow.com or our Facebook page.
This is the last weekend of two successive New York State Maple Weekends, but here's a neat nugget of data, courtesy of Cornell University.
Maple syrup and maple-related products — think maple candy, maple milk, maple-coated coffee beans and maple spice mixes — do big numbers for the state's agricultural economy, $141 million worth every year. According to Michele Ledoux, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County, New York is ranked second for maple production.
Ledoux estimated the sugar shacks participating in the Maple Weekends will see a collective 400,000 agritourism visitors.
"Maple syrup is not just for your pancakes," Ledoux said.