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Risa's taking over Reuben's N.Y. Deli

The owner of Risa’s is taking over the former Reuben’s N.Y. Deli in Amherst.

Risa Paonessa, owner of a Jewish-deli-style restaurants in Buffalo, will be working on opening in the Amherst space, at 714 Maple Road. Hopefully the new location will be open by the end of the summer, she said. Reuben’s closed in May.

The menu will be largely identical to Risa’s, 285 Delaware Ave.

It will include with sandwiches like corned beef, whitefish salad and chopped liver; soups like matzo ball soup and sweet-and-sour cabbage, and salads. “We’ll probably do a little bit of expansion, things like potato pancakes, kasha varnishkes, noodle kugel, things like that.”

UPDATE: A previous version of this item referred to Risa and David's in North Tonawanda, which has closed.

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