Elmwood Village sees two newer restaurants shut down

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 14:26:20-05

Buffalo's Elmwood Village has bid farewell to two fairly recent additions to its diverse restaurant scene.

Hero Burger, a Canada-based burger chain, has closed its location at the corner of Elmwood and Bidwell just 18 months after opening.

"It has been our privilege to have served you and we thank you for your loyalty and support," a post on the restaurant's Facebook page reads. "Thank you to the incredible city of Buffalo and the Elmwood neighbourhood for being such amazing hosts."

After a series of delays, Hero finally opened its doors in Buffalo in July of 2015.

Ciminelli Real Estate is planning a dramatic $40 million mixed-use complex on the site that would include retail,  restaurant space, parking, and dozens of apartments and condominiums. The former Bullfeather's restaurant would be demolished as part of the massive project.

Further south on Elmwood, Newbury Street Cafe has also served its last meal.

The restaurant, which was billed as the region's first “non-GMO approved” salad and juice bar, opened at Elmwood and Hodge in May of 2014.

The cafe's Facebook page says a new location will be announced this year.

Newbury's location in Expo on Main Street in Downtown Buffalo remains open.