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New restaurant to open at former Dug’s Dive

A longtime Buffalo restaurateur will be taking over the former Dug’s Dive in Safe Harbor Marina.

Chuck Goodspeed, who runs Brick Oven Bistro and the Mess Hall in South Buffalo, plans to operate the restaurant from spring to November each of the next two seasons, with possible year-round service after that.

“We were impressed with Chuck’s current restaurant offerings in Buffalo, and knew he would be a great fit,” Darby Cmpbell, Safe Harbor’s president, said in a statement. “We are committed to creating a world-class marina, and adding Chuck is a great next step.”

The kitchen will be upgraded and the patio expanded for the coming season.

Goodspeed said he and his wife plan to make the restaurant an affordable waterfront destination.

Menu offerings will feature fresh seafood, flat bread pizzas, build-your-own burgers, salads, sandwiches, a kids menu and daily specials. Breakfast will be served on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dave Signs, general manager of Safe Harbor, said the announcement is a prelude for more to come with the site.

“We will be building a new restaurant,” Signs said. “Our goal was to have a local partner, which we now have, and to develop the vision with someone who understands the local culture, and can help us make sure what we put in there is awesome for Buffalo.”

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