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Main Street Burger King restaurant gets upgrade

A Burger King restaurant near downtown Buffalo will get a whopper of a facelift.

Syracuse-based Carrols Corp. is preparing to change the look of its longtime franchise location at 1358 Main St., near the intersection with West Utica Street.

The company plans to renovate the facade of the 3,105-square-foot restaurant with new siding and window treatments, but will also convert the current entry vestibule into bathrooms and relocate the entrance. The $300,000 project will widen the drive-thru lane, widen the sidewalk on the other side for better handicapped access and create new landscaping around the front of the building.

"While we're at it, we're trying to make it work a little better," said attorney Marc Romanowski, who is representing Carrols.


The size and shape of the building will not change, but the red-and-blue color theme on the building will be replaced by camel tan, black and brown. The signage will not change.

The project was approved by the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday, with only a chide to a Carrols executive to keep the property clean.

"I know you're also right next to McDonald's, but this corner is a sea of trash all the time," said Board Vice Chair Cynthia Schwartz. "Both Burger King and McDonald's need to do a better job. You're not doing a great job of policing."

Work will begin in the spring, and will last three months.

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