Immediate Release

 For Information Contact:

Thursday, April 21, 2020

John Kent, Commissioner of Planning

Request for Proposal for Restaurant Facility at Union Station Announced


Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced the release of a Request for Proposal which seeks to identify interested parties to enter into a lease to operate the restaurant facility at Union Station. The Station, owned by Oneida County, is on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places and represents an ideal business opportunity. Union Station is located in downtown Utica, within a mile of New York State Thruway Exit 31 and the Erie Canal. The Station is a multi-modal transportation center serving Amtrak train service, Greyhound and Adirondack Trailways’ inter-regional bus service, along with local bus and taxi companies. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad boards at the Station as well. The Station is also home to five departments of Oneida County government.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) provides more information about the Station and the terms and conditions of the lease. Copies of the RFP are available during regular business hours at the office of the Oneida County Department of Planning, 3rd. Floor, Boehlert Center at Union Station, 321 Main Street, Utica, New York 13501 and at Oneida County’s web site:

Responses to the RFP are due no later than 3:00 PM on May 13, 2005, in the office of the Department of Planning.