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Buffalo's first Ethiopian restaurant could open this weekend - second on way?

Lucy Takeout is the name of the first place, and it'll offer Ethiopian cuisine and variety store items. It's at 388 Amherst St., former site of Experiencia Latina.

Contacted by phone, owner Abba Biya said required work has been done, and he's only waiting for the fire department inspection. If that happens tomorrow, he could open for business on Saturday. So we'll see how that goes.

"I got everything, veggie, kitfo, chicken wings," he said.

When news came that an Ethiopian restaurant was apparently opening, I thought of Newell Nussbaumer. The Buffalo Rising founder has publically wooed Canadian Ethiopian restauranteur Wassie Mulugeta to open a place in Buffalo.

But the operator at Amherst and Grant isn't Wass, who continues to explore the possibility, Nussbaumer said.

Does the future hold not one, but two Ethiopian places? It's the restaurant business, so stay tuned.

ADDITION: Nussbaumer chatted with a female co-owner there, and adds more details at Buffalo Rising.

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