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Blockhouse Diner closes in Clyde, owners say mounting costs and lack of customer support led to tough decision

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The Blockhouse Diner, a popular restaurant in Clyde, has permanently closed its doors on Valentine’s Day.

Owners Tabitha Talbot and Jennifer Adams, who ventured into the restaurant business with high hopes in November 2021, cited the rising costs of food, the economy, and insufficient customer support as the main reasons for the closure.


The decision came after a heartfelt attempt to maintain the diner that they believed was their destiny, the duo told the Finger Lakes Times.

Transforming the space from a coffee house to a diner, Talbot and Adams aimed to cater to a laid-back clientele with a menu focused on classic diner fare. Despite their efforts to engage with the community and adapt their offerings, the support dwindled, and the diner could not sustain its operations. The pandemic’s impact, coupled with ineligible or unavailable grants and personal financial sacrifices, added to their difficulties.