By Andrew Z. Galarneau
HandleBar, a restaurant offering rustic fare and craft beer in a bicycle-centric atmosphere, is planned for The HUB development on Swan Street.
The building it’s in will hold a mix of apartments and bicycle-friendly retail. That includes a 35-seat restaurant with a full bar on the first floor, at 149 Swan St. It’ll be run by Sarah Schneider, an owner of Merge, and Evan Thompson, a Buffalo schoolteacher.
The plan is to have the doors open by the end of July with an official opening in August, Schneider said. There will be lunch and dinner, a selection of smoothies, craft beer and cocktails. The menu won’t be all vegan, but “definitely has a very rooted feel to it,” she said.