Ex-Hertel Eatery Sold to Restauranteur

October 22, 2010 Updated Oct 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

October 22, 2010 Updated Oct 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/BUSINESS FIRST) - The former Fillipo's Restaurant property, a longtime mainstay on Hertel Avenue, has been acquired by the owner of another local restaurant.

Deep Singh, owner of A Taste of India, has purchased the 5,300-square-foot building and adjoining parking lot from Antonietta Gallo. According to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk's office, Singh paid $325,000 for the properties located at 1262-1264 Hertel Ave.

A Taste of India has two locations, one in the Northtown Plaza in Amherst and the other along Elmwood Avenue.

Filippo's closed last year ending a run as one of the city's most popular restaurants.

Len Koch, a broker with Hastings Cohn Real Estate, who handled the deal, said Singh is reviewing his options.

"He could open a third location or move one of the others to Hertel Avenue," Koch said. "Or, he could renovate it and lease it out. Deep is looking at a number of different variables."

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