Binghamton Town Center Station Restaurant Opening Delayed
A restaurant planned for Lackawanna station in Binghamton will not be open as soon as originally planned.
Developer Mark Yonaty is preparing to open Station 45 American Chop House in the historic downtown building on Lewis Street.
Yonaty has been working on the establishment preparations for more than two years. Earlier this year, he hoped the restaurant could be up and running by late summer or early fall.
Some delays prompted him to adjust the opening schedule. Yonaty said Wednesday he now expects construction activities at the site to be completed in four to six weeks.
At this point, Yonaty said he thinks the restaurant could open early next year. He said “we want to take our time to make sure things are done right”.
Yonaty said he received requests from people interested in working at Station 45. He said he plans to hire more than 30 people before the business opens.
Yonaty acquired the old train station near the city’s baseball stadium ten years ago.
Yonaty said the ticket office and waiting room had been restored to their “original state”. Renovation work inside and outside the building has been underway for several months. A patio has been built for outside seating.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the ticket office and station waiting area had been emptied.
VIDEO FLASHBACK: The interior of the future restaurant as it looked last spring.
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