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The wait for opening day continues, but there's progress at Hofbrauhaus Buffalo, the German beer hall long-planned for 190 Scott St. After previous reports announced a Sept. 1 unveiling and then, when that date passed, a November target, then hopes for mid-December, the German beer hall franchise's managing partner Kevin Townsell has now set spring 2019 as the goal for …

Buffalo

Benderson Development Co. hopes to release more details in a few months about its plans for a parcel of Canalside at the corner of Washington and Scott streets, now that the utilities underneath the paved lot are being relocated as part of a larger project nearby. The Sarasota, Fla.-based developer, whose roots are in Buffalo, has been planning to erect a multistory, mi…

Food and Drink

From switching locations to recruiting investors to importing brewing equipment to organizing its Stein Master Club, the process for opening Buffalo's first large-scale German beer hall, Hofbrauhaus, has felt like a marathon. Back in June, the target was Sept. 1, Hofbrauhaus Buffalo managing partner Kevin Townsell told The News. Now, according to the project's Facebook …

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After a complete interior renovation, the new Pano's – which opened June 25 – is lighter, brighter and bedecked in colors of the Mediterranean. The ceilings are 2 feet higher after the removal of dropped ceilings, and unblocked windows allow more light to stream into the new bar area. Instead of orange and brown, the new Pano's wears blue, white and tan. Owners Ma…

Amherst

Chippewa nightclub Noir is becoming a food-first restaurant called Local Kitchen & Beer Bar.Noir, 88 W. Chippewa St., closed Aug. 2.The plan is to showcase popular Buffalo food such as beef on weck, wings and stuffed peppers for out-of-towners staying in hotels and locals working downtown.“We’re going full kitchen” with Local, said Justin Anderson, an owner. Hopefully the…