Crown Maple Estate in Dover Plains has closed their café and is no longer offering tours of the facility.
On their website Crown Maple says as of April first they must close their doors to the public and fully dedicate all of their space to their maple production and bottling operations. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that the change means 8 part-time employees have lost their jobs.
From the Crown Maple website:
"Thank You! To our neighbors, Hudson Valley residents, fans, partners, suppliers, and each one of our guests who have visited the Crown Maple Estate. It has been an honor to invite you into our sugarhouse and share with you many maple-sweet moments."