A second life for the Bayside Pub?

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Owner Robert Buono outside the Bayside Pub on Lake Road, along the shore of Irondequoit Bay in Webster Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
Owner Robert Buono outside the Bayside Pub on Lake Road, along the shore of Irondequoit Bay in Webster Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.


The end is near for the Bayside Pub on Lake Road in Webster, which will close Jan. 30 after 36 years in existence in a building that dates to 1950. However, it could return in a new form. After it shuts down, the town of Webster, which owns Sandbar Park, the property on which the bar and restaurant sits, will begin work on a $11.1 million project to mitigate flooding in the area and revamp the 12-acre site. That will include demolishing the Bayside building, but once Lake Road and nearby land is raised, a new structure will go up in its place. Earlier this week, the town (the Bayside’s longtime landlord) reiterated that it is accepting proposals from restaurateurs to set up shop in the planned space. And Tuesday night, Robert Buono, who has operated the Bayside since 1996, said he’s all in: “I’m definitely interested, and we’re going forward. We’re writing a proposal as we speak.”


The Rochester man who targeted drug-addicted shoplifters in a multi-million dollar pawn shop scheme and boasted about his gaudy lifestyle on social media pleaded guilty Tuesday morning. Devin Tribunella, 37, who was arrested and charged in November 2019 after authorities raided his Greece pawn shop, pleaded guilty to transportation of stolen goods in interstate commerce. The plea agreement calls for a sentencing range of 46 to 57 months in federal prison, a fine up to $200,000, and up to three years of post-release supervision. He also agreed to forfeit nearly $150,000 from two PayPal accounts and four vehicles — a 2008 Lamborghini, a 2014 Mercedes-Benz, a 2014 Rolls Royce and a 2015 Porsche 911.


One of the most recognizable voices on the Rochester airwaves died last week. Tom George, heard on local radio and TV stations for more than four decades, including WBEE-FM and 13WHAM, died on Friday at age 75 after a brief illness. He also was the announcer for the Rochester Amerks for nearly two decades. “He will always be remembered for the way in which he would introduce the team. It was absolutely legendary, and it became his trademark,” the organization said in a statement. “It was so impactful that we still use it today. He was such a big part of the Amerks game-night experience, and he will be dearly missed.”

See you Thursday.

This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: A second life for the Bayside Pub?

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