CNY bar loses license after second coronavirus violation, now for sale

Central Square, N.Y. — David’s Hideaway, a bar and grill on Route 11 near the Brewerton Speedway, has been cited for the second time this year for violating the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

This time, the State Liquor Authority suspended its license. David’s Hideaway, at 68 Route 11, had previously been cited (but not suspended) on July 24.

Now, owner David Buono has put it up for sale.

After the most recent SLA inspection, on Oct. 2, David’s Hideaway posted this message on its Facebook page: “As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions, we are having a hard time getting customers to comply. We do not wish to lose our license over just a few people who still fail to comply with the simplest of rules. To all of our regular customers who continuously supported us throughout this pandemic, we thank you very much and look forward to seeing you again

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Man admits faking bank documents for $1.3 million loan on CNY castle estate (report)

A New York man has admitted to forging bank documents for a $1.3 million loan to buy a Central New York castle estate.

WKTV reports Jason Safford, 45, of Queens, pleaded guilty to bank fraud, attempted wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a mortgage refinance loan for Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Safford illegally obtained the loan on behalf of his company, Safflyn Green Industries, which operates Gelston Estates.

According to the Times Telegram, a nearly two-year investigation by the FBI determined Safford used fake bank statements and deposit documents, as well as a false appraisal for the property, to get a $1.3 million from RS Lending in 2016. Safford also used forged documents in 2018 for a $2 million loan application on 980 Robinson Road, a property next to Gelston Estates; appraisal documents valued the Gelston property at $325,000 but he

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