Legendary garbage plate destination Nick Tahou’s Hots is for sale in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A local landmark and late-night eats destination is officially up for sale.

The building that houses Nick Tahou’s on Main Street in Rochester, home of the original garbage plate, is listed for sale online for $975,000, according to Howard Hanna. Owner Alex Tahou says that the property is listed by Towpath Homes, and is owned by David Vanderlinde.

The building itself is a former railroad station, but has been the home of Tahou’s for generations in Rochester.

Like many, the business has been struggling during the pandemic, and then offers came in recently to buy the place.

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If the building sells, the Nick Tahou’s name will live on.

Owner Alex Tahou plans to license it to the buyer. He told News 8 Wednesday he’s been at this a long time and thought this was a great opportunity.

“There’s no succession plan with family members, so when you have that — god forbid something happened to me tomorrow — what would everybody do?” Tahou said. “So you have to look to the future, and that’s the main reason. I know I can’t do this forever.”

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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