August 4, 2022

Buffalo restaurant finally reopens after being closed in 2020


It’s no secret that the restaurant industry has been hit hard since the spring of 2020, due to the pandemic. Restaurants went from open to closed, with opening but restrictions, take out only and everything in between.

Many restaurants in western New York City have remained closed even after being allowed to reopen, and one of those restaurants is finally reopening to the public after a long hiatus.

Bijou Grille on Main Street in Buffalo will finally reopen this Friday after being closed since the start of the pandemic, according to WGRZ.

The Bijou Grille is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this fall and has just been renovated. Shea’s Performing Arts Center also reopens Friday night, and Bijou Grille is a popular spot for those attending shows at Shea’s.

Bijou Grille says they were able to fill the necessary vacancies prior to the reopening. Restaurants everywhere have struggled with staff in shorts, even having to close under extreme circumstances, but Bijou Grille was able to avoid that obstacle.

It’s easy to forget that some businesses have remained closed until now or recently due to the pandemic, but it’s great to see Bijou Grille reopen, in what is a historic part of downtown Buffalo that will be great to see a return to normal with Shea Performing Arts Center.

It should be a fun time there before fall.

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