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Share Kitchen replacing BillyBar in Williamsville

A newly-installed kitchen will power a new Williamsville restaurant in the former BillyBar space.

Share Kitchen & Bar Room, 5590 Main St., is on track to open by the end of March, said owner Joel Schreck. It’s the first restaurant for Schreck, a restaurant industry veteran most recently bar manager at 800 Maple for seven years.

“We’re putting in a full kitchen – grills, fryers, ovens, all the things we need to put out a quality menu,” Schreck said. It’ll be an upscale casual place, about 70 seats including the bar. “I’m a village resident, and it was really a passion of mine to be able to do something there,” he said.

The food will be “not too far out there,” he said, with a New American menu geared around plates to share, small and large. That means stuffed peppers and scallops, salads and pastas, ahi tuna and steak, among other things, he said.

Heading the kitchen will be Sean Warzel, a former Siena chef, Schreck said.

Share isn’t just about creating an  atmosphere for guests, but a creating close-knit group of people to serve them, he said. “I truly feel when you are working in a restaurant, and you feel that sense of family, it shows to the guests that come in.”

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