Contact Us
Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

Menu

Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

Nearby Towns

  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Northwest Dutchess
    serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck
  • East Dutchess
    serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington
business

Golden Corral Calls Poughkeepsie Closure 'Unprecedented'

The Golden Corral in Poughkeepsie has closed after just two months in business.
The Golden Corral in Poughkeepsie has closed after just two months in business. Photo Credit: File

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A spokesman for the Golden Corral corporation has said that the buffet-style chain's first Dutchess County restaurant closed because the business "has fallen out of compliance with expectations" of a franchise agreement, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The restaurant at 2345 South Road, which opened in January after months of delays, closed abruptly earlier this week after just two months in business.

Because the restaurant has been found to be in violation of the franchise agreement between the corporation and franchisee owner Sherrance Henderson, it is likely the building will remain shuttered for some time, according to the Journal.

On Feb. 27, Daily Voice reported first-responders were dispatched to Golden Corral after receiving a report of an apparent drug overdose involving a male victim found in the bathroom, according to fire chief Tory G. Galante. To read that story, click here.

The buffet-style restaurant just opened earlier this month. A representative refused to comment on the incident Sunday.

The "unprecedented" closure is a first for Golden Corral, the company's spokesman said, adding that the corporation has never been forced to close a store so quickly after a grand opening, according to the Journal.

The incident leaves Golden Corral's future in Dutchess unclear, according to the Journal.

Read Daily Voice's previous story on the closure here.

Click here to read the report from the Poughkeepsie Journal .

Welcome to

Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.