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Mothers restaurant being sold; little change expected

Popular nightspot Mothers is being sold after nearly a quarter century, but customers might not notice much changing.

Once the liquor authority rules on its license, 33 Virginia Place will have new owners.

"My wife, Amy Taylor, and I would like to thank everyone that has supported us for the past 33 years in business," said owner Mark Supples, who took over Mothers almost 24 years ago.

Supples also operated Jimmy Mac's, Star Bar, and before that, the Pink Flamingo. In Austin, Texas, his Casino El Camino has been going for 20 years, Casino South Side Lounge about four.

Is Supples going to have another Buffalo place? "I don't know," he said.

There is no closing date set. "It's up to the liquor authority when the new guy comes in," Supples said. "It'll be relatively soon."

John and Patricia Klenk have filed for a liquor license at the address. Klenk has been an owner of 67 West, a Chippewa Street bar.

"Our plan is probably to close for one day, do an inventory, and reopen the next day exactly like it is," Supples said.

So customers have time to come around for dinner and goodbyes, he was asked. "It's not like I'm going to jail," Supples laughed. "I'll be around."

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