Eden residents can look forward to another dining choice next spring when a former Buffalo Sabre opens a hamburger and hot dog stand.
Rob Ray and his business partner, Mark Mohr, plan to put the second location of Rayzor’s Dawg House at 8178 N. Main St. on the former Stop and Gas property.
Mohr, an Eden native and Eden High School graduate, wanted to bring another dining option to his hometown. He and Ray plan to construct a smaller version of the first location, which is at 405 S. Cascade Drive in Springville. They expect the new business to differ from the original location.
“We’re probably going to keep it a little bit simpler but still with good taste,” Mohr said.
As they have at the Springville stand, Ray and Mohr plan to feature blue-and-gold Sabres’ decor with a display of 32, Ray’s jersey number. Photographs from his playing career will adorn the walls.
Ray and Mohr bought the property at an auction last year. They hope to start construction in the autumn and open the business in April.
Mohr’s Springville-based construction company will build the stand. He plans to add a pavilion for private parties.
The original location re-opened for the season in mid-April with some menu changes.
Barbecued chicken, ribs and pulled pork have been added on a rotating basis. Mohr anticipates selling those items at the Eden business next year.
He believes building the 2,000- to 2,300-square-foot structure will be less problematic than the original stand. His company renovated the former Country Deli to create the first location, a project that involved preserving some of the walls.
“It’s going to be a lot easier in Eden because we can start from scratch,” he said.