After sitting idle for a year, a long-time Franklin Street restaurant site in downtown Buffalo is getting a whole new look.
Buddies II will open at 166 Franklin St. this fall in the former site of a string of eateries including Crabby Joe's, Euro Campagna Grille and Ace's Steak Pit. The new bar is an offshoot of Buddies which recently closed at 31 W. Johnson Park.
The Johnson Park site is being converted to Club 31, a 1940's-style supper club, which operated at the address for four decades. The Franklin Street space has been vacant since October.