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Connections: New restaurants in LeRoy revitalize a historic property

It's a second helping of the Summer of Food, and we're going a half hour west of Rochester to a historic old property. In LeRoy, a beautiful building on the edge of the Oatka Creek became one of the first Main Street locations in the 1820s. It was a fixture, but in 2004, a massive fire gutted the building that had served as a factory, a bank office, a private home, and then a restaurant. The burned out shell was a sad reminder of what was lost -- until a team of individuals decided to pour a lot of money (that's the publicly disclosed sum: a LOT) into reviving it. This summer, it opened as a restaurant for the locals (Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn); a high-end dining destination upstairs (One Main LeRoy); and a wedding / special events facility.

Here's the big question: can it become enough of a regional draw to survive? Our guests hope the answer is yes. 

  • Bill Farmer, owner of Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn and One Main LeRoy
  • Chris Grocki, general manager of Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn and One Main LeRoy
  • Sean Wolf, executive chef at Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn and One Main LeRoy
  • Greg Rogers, mayor of LeRoy
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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