Kelly’s Saloon Now Open

GENESEO – After over a year of hoping and dreaming, Kelly's Saloon's doors swung open just minutes ago. Kelly’s will also be open for the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday. “So many people have come together to make this place possible,” said Sarah Dieter, owner. “I can’t thank everyone involved enough. I hope everyone stops in this weekend. It will be good to have smiles back in this place again.” Anyone can sign the walls that have … [Read more...]

Kelly’s Saloon Opens St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

GENESEO – Kelly's Saloon will open its doors St. Patrick's Day weekend. The sign is up, the paint is dry and the glasses are clean. This means that Kelly's plans to be open for the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday. "So many people have come together to make this place possible," said Sarah Dieter, owner. "I can't thank everyone involved enough. I hope everyone stops in this weekend. It will be good to have smiles back in this place … [Read more...]

Livingston County Blesses Kelly’s Saloon with $5K Facade Grant

GENESEO – The reconstruction project at Kelly's Saloon on Main Street is a recipient of a sign and façade grant from the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). The IDA's Sign and Façade program is designed to reward projects that maintain the architectural character of nine Livingston County villages, from Caledonia to Nunda. The Kelly's project, which is likely to near completion in 2017, received $5,000 in matching funds … [Read more...]

One Year After Kelly’s Fire: Main Street Geneseo Bounces Back

GENESEO – One year after one of Main Street Geneseo's most damaging fires, and business is as vibrant as ever. Friday marks the anniversary of the devastating blaze that destroyed Kelly's Saloon and HoneyGirl Gourmet and caused severe damage to CyclePath Bike Shop and Touch of Grayce. "It feels really great to be able to smile today about the progress & what is to come - the past year has shown the strong & true power of community, … [Read more...]

New Kelly’s Saloon Breaks Ground on Main Street Geneseo

GENESEO – The bottom-up rebuild at 71 Main Street, Kelly's Saloon, broke ground Monday morning, nine months after the bar was gutted by a fire. The contractor, Phil Dieter, said that the sidewalk will be closed for the next three days or so, then a temporary wall will separate the work site from the sidewalk as foot traffic remains open. The new business will be named Kelly's Saloon, exactly the same as its forebear. "The support from … [Read more...]

Wadsworth Grill Throws Chicken Barbecue to Rebuild Kelly’s Saloon

YORK – The Wadsworth Grill will host a fundraiser for Kelly’s Saloon on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m., proceeds to benefit the effort to rebuilt Kelly’s at 71 Main Street, Geneseo. Wadsworth Grill owner Karen Uhl told our news partner 13WHAM that she understands where Mike and Kathy Roome, the owners of Kelly's Saloon, are coming from since her bar burned in 2008. "It's been something myself and all my customers, anybody you talk to can tell you, what … [Read more...]

Geneseo ArtSmart Contest Seeks Painters for Site of Lost Kelly’s Saloon

GENESEO – The recently opened ArtSmart Studio is looking for young artists to beautify the wall that currently separates Main Street from the empty foundation that was once the iconic Kelly's Saloon, which was lost in a fire in July. ArtSmart Studio, which opened at 28 Main Street in 2015, is looking for artists high school age and over to enter up to three designs for original paintings with a Geneseo community theme in a contest to be … [Read more...]

I’ll Have Another, Rebuild of Kelly’s Saloon Unanimously Approved by Planning Board

GENESEO – The return of the legendary Kelly's Saloon finalized another layer of approval on Wednesday as the Village Planning Board unanimously approved reconstruction of a nearly identical structure. The Planning Board granted conceptual approval on Oct. 28 for a nearly identical bar with apartments above to be built on the old Kelly's foundation at 71 to 73 Main Street. Wednesday's vote means that the project will move to its last phase of … [Read more...]

Wadsworth Grill Toasts Kelly’s Saloon with Weekly Happy Hour

GENESEO – The Wadsworth Grill is raising a glass to Kelly's Saloon with a happy hour every Wednesday in honor of the iconic bar, which burned in an accidental fire this summer. Kelly's Happy Hours are Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Grill at 3901 Main St. in Wadsworth. "Thank you to Karen Uhl and our good friends at The Grill for their unwavering support and generosity," posted Kelly's Geneseo to their Facebook page. "A bunch … [Read more...]

Geneseo Fast Tracks New Zoning Law to Impact New Construction at Kelly’s Saloon Site

GENESEO — The Geneseo Village Board passed changes to the Village Zoning Code regarding the compatibility of structures on Main Street Monday night, which passed by a margin of 4 votes to 1. The dissenting vote was Village Trustee Ben Gajewski. The issue was forced with a newly vacant lot, located at 71 Main Street, which until last week was the Kelly's Saloon building. The tweak to the code restricts what can be built on the empty … [Read more...]