Patrons of a beloved restaurant were shocked to learn they were closing, but could their replacement be an old favorite?
The Hudson Valley has seen far too many of our favorite restaurants go on sale or close altogether. The challenges of COVID-19, coupled with the already difficult task of keeping a restaurant afloat, has caused local business owners to make the difficult decision to close their doors.
A restaurant that has a very loyal following surprised customers this weekend by announcing that they would be going out of business. The Tomato Cafe made the announcement on its Facebook page on Saturday, but also broke the news of a new restaurant that would take up the space.
With two locations in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill, the Tomato Cafe is a favorite for many diners who frequent the restaurant for its delicious food, friendly service and fun atmosphere. While the Fishkill site will remain open, the Poughkeepsie restaurant in the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie will close permanently.
The announcement was not all bad news. The owners of Tomato Cafe have announced the opening of a new restaurant at their restaurant at 15 Collegeview Avenue, which will soon be closed. It has not been revealed who this owner is, but has been described as possibly a “familiar face”.
Many beloved Arlington area restaurants have closed over the years, including Babycakes, The Beech Tree, and The Dutch Cabin. Could one of them come back soon? As soon as we hear something, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page who you’d like to see reopen a restaurant at the Poughkeepsie location.