BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A highly anticipated soul food restaurant is reopening in Buffalo.
Gigi’s restaurant will reopen soon in the new Northland Workforce Training Center on Northland Avenue in Buffalo.
It closed because of a fire in it’s East Ferry street location three years ago.
A grant from the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation allowed restaurant operators to re-build.
It’s about 2 miles from it’s original locations in East Ferry Street and the third location for the landmark restaurant that first opened its doors in 1962.
Darryl Harvin has been in charge of the re-launch of his mother, Gigi’s restaurant.
It will still have about 80 percent of the original offerings, but with the new open, it hopes to expand the menu.
Chef’s will add items like chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, farm-to-table offerings, and some healthier choices - things like yogurts, wraps, and panini’s you can take on-the-go.
The space has about 30 additional seats, a new patio for warmer weather, and it will add live music entertainment at times.