Alert Center: 2 legendary Orange County restaurants to close
Two Orange County dining institutions are closing.
After 71 years, Tony Boffa’s Italian restaurant in Middletown will be closing, as the family is retiring. The family said in a Facebook post that they were “hoping that someone would take over the family business and continue operating under Tony Boffa’s, but unfortunately that will not happen.” The post goes on to say that it has been “our pride and joy to continue the business and legacy of Mr. & Mrs. Boffa for over 71 years to the Middletown community. None of this would even be possible without our loyal patrons who have stood by us for over 7 decades. Every day, every weekend, and every holiday we gave it our all to give you the best Italian food and service possible. We ask our loyal patrons to come and celebrate, and reminisce with us during the end of July, and the month of August.”
Catherine’s in Goshen is also closing its doors after being open for business after 31 years in operation. They also posted on Facebook saying, “This is a very difficult announcement for us. For 31 years, we have proudly served the community and have formed friendships that will last a lifetime. There are so many fond memories and stories (some pretty crazy) that we could easily write a book with all of them! We have shared laughter and tears, grief and loss, with our customers and staff over the years. Thank you to everyone that has supported us through the great times and challenging times as well. It has been fun to see the kids of customers and former bus kids, grown and bringing in their own children to dine in the restaurant. Our own family has grown up in this business and went from babies to employees over the years. Finally, we would not have lasted this long without the support from our dedicated staff, both past and present. They are the true definition of loyalty.”