Ulrich’s Tavern on Ellicott Street is undergoing extensive repairs. (Buffalo News file photo)
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Sal Buscaglia works on restoring Ulrich's

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

After extensive repairs designed to highlight and preserve the building’s historic details, Ulrich’s 1868 Tavern is on track to open in the second half of May, said Salvatore Buscaglia, who is opening a new restaurant in the historic building.

“I haven’t subcontracted out any of the work,” said Buscaglia, who is a finish carpenter by trade.

Buscaglia, owner of Snooty Fox Lounge on Delaware Avenue, will run the restaurant at 674 Ellicott St. He's leasing the space from owner Tom Eoannou, and has undertaken extensive repairs to plumbing and other building systems. The restaurant should seat 100 on the first floor, in the dining room and restored bar, he said.

Polish sausage, sauerkraut, burgers, healthy salads, pastrami and Italian classics will be on the menu, he said. Plus potato pancakes, of course.

There will be beer, as befitting the city's oldest tavern. One of the upgrades will be a new chilled 10-line draft beer system. "We're going to get it done right," Buscaglia said.

Above: Buscaglia works on a light fixture. Photo: Mark Mulville / The Buffalo News

email: agalarneau@buffnews.com



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