The Arc Wayne’s newest addition to 150 Van Buren St. is serving town of Newark residents and Erie Canal travelers.
The four Erie Shore Landing shops comprise the Erie Shore Café, Erie Shore Ice Cream, an expansion of The Arc Wayne Print Shop and a retail space. The grant-funded expansion sits facing T. Spencer Knight Canal Park on the Erie Canal. The café is set to open at 6 a.m. on May 2. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Erie Shore Ice Cream will open at 10 a.m. that day and resume its normal business hours in the days following.
Erie Shore Landing began renovation in February 2018. The building now houses a wheelchair-accessible kitchen, new office space for agency employees, a conference room, a new entrance and expansion to the print shop and the three new shops.
“We are very excited for our guests to appreciate how much the individuals we serve have to offer,” said Ben Jones, Erie Shore Landing retail manager. “We look forward to increasing awareness in our community, creating an environment of trust, confidence, friendliness and mutual support.”
The café will serve Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters products, specialty espressos, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and crepes. The ice cream shop will serve Gifford’s Ice Cream. Grant funding for the project was provided by the New York State Canal Corp., Empire State Development and The Golisano Foundation. While Eris Shore Landing is a retail business of The Arc Wayne, it will be a separate entity.
As of now, Erie Shore Café and Bake Shop will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. The Erie Shore Ice Cream Shop hours will be 4-10 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 1-10 p.m. on Saturdays.