UTICA- The Irish Cultural Center is temporarily closed with no notice.
On Friday night, the establishment located in the Brewery District, was completely dark and had signs posted on the entrance doors that said, "Due to unforseen circumstances we will be closed temporarily."
NEWSChannel 2's Callihan Marshall watched several residents walk up to the center to find the sign and the doors locked. She also spoke with an employee who also seemed surprised they were closed. That employee said they didn't get much notice.
NEWSChannel 2 reached out to developers and contractors for the center David Wood who is the co-director for the Great American Irish Festival, and Utica Mayor Rob Palmieri who said he doesn't have any information on this matter.
There was also nothing posted to their Facebook page.
There was no indication as to when they'll open up. We will be staying on the story.
In December, the Great American Irish Festival announced on their Facebook page they would be switching festival locations from the Herkimer County Fairgrounds to the Irish Cultural Center.