Briana Rose Hunter, owner of Breezy Burrito Co. in EXPO Market food hall, has announced she will take over 1000 Elmwood Ave. for her first stand-alone location, to be called Breezy Burrito Bar.
Hunter founded the business in January 2017, when her fast-casual Mexican-American concept became part of the second wave of vendors to open inside EXPO. The location in the downtown food hall will continue to operate even when the new bar is open, Hunter confirmed.
At the downtown location, Hunter focuses on burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, wings, quesadillas and her own take on the Choco Taco. News contributor Phil Wagner reported on several of the dishes here, with primarily positive feedback. While there's no alcohol at her EXPO spot, Hunter will have a bar on Elmwood.
Part of the attraction of opening a restaurant-bar on Elmwood is that Hunter has lived in the Elmwood Village since moving to Buffalo 10 years ago, she explained in a press release.
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The space at 1000 Elmwood Ave. was previously occupied by the Market on Elmwood, a second location of the bustling Elmwood Market (at North and Elmwood). The building sits on the northwest corner of Elmwood's intersection with Potomac.
Renovation has yet to begin, and Hunter mentioned that her specific concept for the space is not fully formed. There is no target opening date as of now.
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