Michael's restaurant in Wappingers Falls opened its doors in 2014 and was a popular destination for food and drinks in the Hudson Valley. But a combination of business lost from the Covid-19 pandemic and increased regulations, has caused owner Michael Lynch to close the doors for good.
For the last 20 years, it's been tough as a businessman to make it in this state. Every time you turn around, there's a new tax, a new regulation, and you know, it's like getting blood from a stone; how much can I raise my prices to cover the cost?
Through the years, Michael's has had locations in Somers, Fishkill, and White Plains. Their Wappingers Falls location is the last to shut down. August 15 will be the restaurant's last day.
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