August 22nd, 2017
HORNELL, NY – The city of Hornell passed two important resolutions Monday night that will allow a new entertainment venue at 101 Opera House Lane to open its doors. A State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) and a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will be performed on the property that was the former Illusions nightclub. These studies are conducted to make sure the new business has no significant impact on the environment.
When completed they will pave the way for Local residents and Pants Saggin Dezign owners Ryan and Curt Fliatz to open their new theater with a House of Blues type theme, hopefully to attract large venues comparable to Tags in Big Flats. According to Mayor Shawn Hogan, Curt Fliatz plans to break in the new facility with a wedding September 16th. The city is assisting them with their economic loan program.
One of the stipulations when the pair bought the property was to continue to allow HPG’s “Thursdays in the Park” in the soon to be gated adjacent lot. The city originally planned to lease that lot to them but decided to outright sell it as long as the brother continue to use it for its originally intended purpose.