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Restaurant opening in Fairmont Creamery building

A former Seneca Allegany Casino chef is opening a restaurant in the Fairmont Creamery building, a few blocks from HarborCenter.

Brian Mahony is calling his place The Mahony at the Fairmont, “a great American eatery,” he said. It’s on the first floor of the eight-story Fairmont building, at 199 Scott St. With tenants like Pegula Sports and Entertainment in the building, plus apartments, the restaurant could have a built-in clientele.

With a dining room plus a large bar, it’ll have about 190 seats in the 5,300 square-foot place, Mahony said. “It’s a unique space, with some pub overtones, with some of the industrial look kept in there.”

It’ll open serving lunch and dinner, every day but Sunday. Mahony said his menu will be a melting pot of American influences, including Italian, Asian and Mexican cuisine.

Mahony, a Williamsville native, has spent more than 20 years working in hotel kitchens, including the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Most recently, he was executive culinary director for the Seneca Allegany Casino.

Awaiting final inspections, Mahony hopes to be able to open by the end of the month.

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