After being hit by a sport utility vehicle in December, Schwabl’s reopened Sunday in West Seneca.
The family restaurant, best known for its beef on weck, has operated at 789 Center Road since the 1940s.
Operated by Gene Staychock and his wife Cheryl, it was closed while the building was repaired and modernized.
In a March update in The Buffalo News, Cheryl explained the level of commitment it took to restore the restaurant:
"It’s been a nightmare,” she said then. “But we feel like it’s got to be done right, not just slapped together. We’re going to end up with basically a brand new restaurant on the inside."
Just before 4 p.m. Monday, Schwabl's posted the following on its Facebook page:
"After almost 9 months we are excited to announce that we are back up and running! Please be patient with us as we are old and rusty! Hope to see everyone soon!"
It's hard not to appreciate the sense of humor.
Also, don't miss the Schwabl's roast beef on weck photos below, and sorry if it makes you salivate uncontrollably at your office desk.