CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Bar Louie has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed 38 restaurants nationwide, including its location at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga.
A post on the restaurant's Facebook page confirms the last day of business was Saturday. It directs customers to its nearest location in Greece. Another Bar Louie in the Rochester area, in Henrietta, has also gone out of business.
The Walden Galleria location was part of the shopping center's restaurant row and did not have an entrance directly connected to the mall.
The company said it has closed underperforming locations as part of its Chapter 11 filing. It continues to operate more than 90 restaurants across the country.
The Addison, Texas-based company, which specializes in handcrafted cocktails, martinis and beer selection, expects to emerge from bankruptcy within 90 days.