Flour Shop Café makes way for Bank of the Finger Lakes

John Christensen
The Chronicle Express
Soon to be built farther back on the site will be this new branch of Bank of the Finger Lakes.

PENN YAN -- After almost a decade in business, the Flour Shop Café has closed its doors for good. "Jamaicin' Me Crazy" coffee aficionados and lemon scone lovers now must make other choices now that the popular breakfast and lunch destination is no more. Particularly sad are the many workers at Yates County's Public Safety Building, Courthouse, and Office Building for whom the Flour Shop was a short walk.

The former Johnson-Smith Florist Shop that Sheri and Joe Brodmann completely transformed in 2011 will soon be razed in preparation as the new locale for the Penn Yan branch of Bank of the Finger Lakes, currently housed on the Village Centre building at the corner of Main and Elm streets.

After pleasing the palates of Penn Yan for nearly a decade, Sheri Brodmann has closed her Flour Shop Café.

Having closed on the property at 225 Main St. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, Heidi Westfall, Vice President-Bank Administration Officer of Bank of the Finger Lakes says, “The bank plans to build a full service bank branch complete with accessible parking and drive-thru banking! The bank intends to work with local contractors and suppliers on this new construction project. We are grateful for the support received to date from the local municipalities and authorities. Pam Donnells and her team look forward to continuing to serve the Penn Yan community.”