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Ex-Sterling Tavern reopening in May

A Blue Monk partner whose family owns the former Sterling Tavern building said he's aiming to redo and reopen the place by May.

"This will be a sister restaurant to Blue Monk," said Kevin M. Brinkworth. "Same style, same look and feel, craft beer, comfort foods. We'd like to be the Blue Monk of North Buffalo."

Its name isn't settled yet, Brinkworth said. Lloyd Taco's prospective restaurant, at 1503 Hertel Ave, is down the block. His family has owned the building for 40 years, he said.

The bar, at 1487 Hertel Ave., closed in June. May 1 is his reopening target.

"There's a lot happening on this block," Brinkworth said. "It's a new hotspot."

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