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New Allen Street eatery to specialize in paninis

Plans for a restaurant specializing in panini sandwiches got the go-ahead from the Common Council this week.

David Forness got a special-use permit to turn a former clothing store at 197 Allen St. into an eatery.

Forness, who last week got his plans endorsed by the city Planning Board, told the board his establishment will be about 1,200 square feet and have some outdoor seating.

Buffalo Rising has said Forness was looking at putting in a char-broiler for a tavern. But paninis were all that was mentioned to the board.

--Aaron Besecker
Follow me on Twitter: @BeseckerBN

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