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Louie’s Footlong Hot Dogs in Tonawanda to reopen Spring 2022

Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 14:33:29-04

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Louie's Footlong Hot Dogs on Grand Island Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda is set to reopen in Spring 2022.

The restaurant closed in May 2021 after 70 years of business.

When you call the restaurant, a voicemail plays announcing that the restaurant will be opening in early April 2022.

"We look forward to serving all of our old customers and our new customers," the owners of Louie's Footlong Hot Dogs said.

Owner Angelo Turco confirmed the information to 7 Eyewitness News in a phone interview Friday afternoon.

Turco says his cousin Aaron LaMarca will take over day-to-day operations upon reopening and he will be trained on how Louie’s operates so that customers/fans still receive the same product/services they always have.

According to Turco, after announcing the closure and his retirement the outpouring of support made it hard for him to walk away, so he wanted to find someone to carry the brand forward and LaMarca will do that.