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If you ever wondered what Hutch's would serve as an old-school Buffalo bar, your answer is at Nye Park Tavern. At 1672 Elmwood Ave., the former Papa Jake’s has been scrubbed and polished, with respect. The wooden floors have been refinished, and rediscovered windows now give the rear room more light. Owners Mark Hutchinson and Mike Haefner were aiming for a new place tha…

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[Update: According to a Facebook post, Nye Park Tavern will open at 5 p.m. March 14] The Nye Park Tavern will open March 15 in the building that formerly held Papa Jake’s. “We’re looking to open Tuesday, with a little soft opening over the weekend,” said owner Mark Hutchinson. The interior of 1672 Elmwood Ave. has been redone, with floors refinished, booths removed and …

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Restaurateur Mark Hutchinson is buying Papa Jake’s.The yet-to-be-renamed restaurant at 1672 Elmwood Ave. will be freshened up but still feel like an old-time tavern, Hutchinson said, a place you’d go to watch a game. Fish fries, wings, burgers and other made-fresh dishes will be on the menu, along with a chalkboard listing nightly chef’s specials.“We’re going to remodel so…

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Restaurateur Mark Hutchinson is buying Papa Jake’s. The deal should close this week, Hutchinson said. The yet-to-be-renamed restaurant at 1672 Elmwood Ave. will be freshened up but still feel like an old-time tavern, Hutchinson said, a place you'd go to watch a game. Fish fries, wings, burgers and other made-fresh dishes will be on the menu, along with a chalkboard listin…

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For years, I’ve badgered Buffalo diners for the names of their favorite restaurants with the unflattering tenacity of a dachshund on a chicken bone. One name kept resurfacing, like that guy who pops up in your Facebook feed with bewildering frequency. Except this name was offered as a confession. “I’m sorry,” an urbane and well-traveled friend told me. “I don’t really have…