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Sign has people asking if Siena restaurant is closing

There's a big for lease sign in front of Siena restaurant in Snyder.

But the restaurant, at 4516 Main St. remains open for business, and will remain so while an ongoing legal dispute is resolved, said Chuck Mauro, one of its owners.

The fine-dining Italian restaurant has served its clientele at the location for 25 years. A change in ownership led to a legal dispute with landlord First Amherst Development, centered on whether Siena's owners had first right of refusal to buy the building.

While the suit has passed though several courtrooms, Siena's owners set their sights on buying a building two blocks east, at 4614 Main St.

That might end up being the right solution for Siena, but that remains to be seen, said Mauro.

"The restaurant is occupied, serving customers every night," he said. "We're paying rent and have no plans to get out, and we plan on staying there at least until the disposition of that property is determined."

When will that happen? "We'll see, and happy holidays," Mauro said.

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