It has been an exciting couple of months watching 707 Kenmore Avenue transform from an old auto shop to the makings of a brand-new restaurant. We appreciate all of you sharing in our excitement and keeping tabs on the progress of the building as we continue to move towards an opening date – we are getting closer every day! I promise.
Although an incredible amount of work has been accomplished, there is still a lot to be done.
It’s time to bring the space to life.
During the demo stage of construction, we discovered a lot of unexpected elements and color within the building that suited our brand & story perfectly. We decided right away to keep a lot of that history and industrial character intact – including the garage doors, exposed brick work & a beautiful steel beam.
As for the exterior of the building, we were thrilled to find the exposed brick in great shape underneath the metal paneling. This discovery also led Paul and I to an incredible opportunity. We were able to take the last remaining bricks from a place where we grew up working and use them to fill-in and repair certain sections of the building. It was a place we spent every weekend cleaning, doing laundry, picking up after tourists from all over the world on their way to visit Niagara Falls. Even more, it was an education & an incredible introduction to service, hospitality and hard work.
Today, the space is nearly unrecognizable. New plumbing and electrical are in place. Major restaurant equipment and fixtures have been installed, including the hood, walk-in refrigerator & HVAC system.
We will continue to share some design updates on social media, so keep a lookout for pictures on all of the progress! We cannot wait to share this place with all of you – soon!
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See you soon, Buffalo!