Updated: February 13, 2021 08:56 PM
Created: February 13, 2021 06:53 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — An iconic but struggling Rochester eatery saw a big outpouring of love on Saturday.
That's because big crowds turned out at Nick Tahou's Hots on Saturday, just a day after News10NBC reported that the famed home of the Garbage Plate is in trouble because so few people are downtown and plate sales have gone way down.
The story got some traffic Friday night on social media, with comedian and self-proclaimed Garbage Plate fan Jim Gaffigan replying to a tweet by Brett Davidsen expressing his concern.
Oh no!— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) February 13, 2021
Also concerned? Many of the people who turned out on Saturday.
"I remember coming here back in the '70s, coming here a long time," said one customer. "So you know, I like to support local. It's not a chain, it's a local place that has some significance in the local culture."
The operators of Nick Tahou's were also speaking out on Twitter, noting that someone had set up a GoFundMe account to help out. However, they say that while they greatly appreciate it they are not looking for charity and are urging people to support other strong local causes.
Good morning. We were made aware that a @gofundme account was set up to help us. While we GREATLY appreciate it, it’s not who we are or what we are about. We are not looking for charity. The hard working #ROC folks should keep their money or support other local causes. Thanks!— Nick Tahou Hots (@Nick_Tahou_Hots) February 13, 2021
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