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Schuyler County IDA Opens RFP for Seneca Harbor Restaurant

Schuyler County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA) in partnership with Schuyler County, is seeking requests for proposal (RFP) from qualified businesses to lease a waterfront full-service restaurant located at 2 Seneca Harbor Drive on the Southern shore of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, New York.

The restaurant/bar is a well-known destination on Seneca Lake and has operated as a restaurant/bar for over twelve years. The building is approximately 2500 sq. ft. including a covered porch.

Details regarding the RFP and required information and documentation can be found online at: Interested parties must submit all required items and documentation no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2023, by 5:30 p.m. Please send your complete proposal to

Village Overview:

The Village of Watkins Glen is located at the headwaters of Seneca Lake and is considered the gateway to New York State’s Finger Lakes Region. The accessibility from major metro areas such as NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Toronto as well as nearby cities of Rochester, Syracuse, and Erie, Pennsylvania, make the Village of Watkins Glen a prime location for developers and investors alike. The economies of Watkins Glen and Schuyler County rely heavily on tourism to and through the Finger Lakes Region. Recent tourism statistics estimate Schuyler County hosts over 3 million annual visitors drawn to attractions in the Village and surrounding area including Watkins Glen International Speedway, Cornell University, nationally-recognized Watkins Glen State Park, Seneca Lake, Corning Museum of Glass, and the Seneca Lake Wine, Beer and Distillery Trails.


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