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Butterwood locations closed, auction scheduled

The Butterwood era is over, for now at least.

Butterwood Sweet & Savory in Hotel @ the Lafayette, closed before New Year’s Eve, will not reopen. The retail bakery counter it contained is closed as well. Brioso by Butterwood, the South American inflected restaurant in Williamsville’s Wyndham Hotel, closed two weeks ago.

[To read a review of Brioso by Butterwood, click here.]

In a statement, Butterwood owner Claire Bacon thanked customers for their patronage, and staff members for their work.

The Williamsville hotel restaurant will reopen with a new name and menu concept, said Donald Breitkrus, a former Butterwood manager. Breitkrus now serves as food and beverage manager for the Wyndham Hotel’s owner, Ellicott Development, which will be the new restaurant’s owner.

Breitkrus said service at the Williamsville restaurant, 5195 Main St., should resume with breakfast later this week. “We’re working on getting our liquor license,” said Breitkrus, “and after that we’ll be up and running.” There will be some minor renovations to the space, as well, for “a little bit of a new look.”

An auction for the contents of Butterwood Sweet & Savory and Butterwood Desserts Bakery has been set for April 20 at the Hotel @ the Lafayette premises.

[To read a review of Butterwood Sweet & Savory click here.]

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