A popular Buffalo BBQ and soul food spot is opening its second location downtown. Ike and BG's Restaurant, located at 1646 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14211, is opening a second location at 56 Niagara Street, near Niagara Square. The owner, Steven, will open the doors to the new location on Wednesday, October 13. The menu will feature Ike and BG's signature items, like BBQ ribs, mac and cheese, and chicken. It will also introduce a catfish dinner for customers to enjoy.

Ike and BG's original location will also undergo a total rebuild. Earlier this year, the restaurant's plan to open a complex on Genesee Street was approved by Buffalo's Common Council. In the spring of next year, Ike and BG's will break ground on its mixed-use development, which includes the restaurant's dining space, a banquet hall, three commercial retail spaces, and a dozen two-bedroom apartments.

$29 Million Affordable Housing Development Coming to Buffalo

It's good to see development happening on Buffalo's east side. Last month, New York's first female Governor, Kathy Hochul, announced that construction is happening at School 75, located at 57 Howard Street in Buffalo. The $29 million development will become an affordable housing complex. School 75 Apartments will provide 47 affordable homes and 18 new single-family homes on Buffalo's east side. You can check out Ike and BG's restaurant's website for its full menu.

Governor Hochul spoke about New York's need to address affordable housing,

"Our commitment to fighting homelessness and housing insecurity continues with this latest development that breathes new life into a historic Buffalo school. Public School 75 was once a place where generations of children were able to learn and get their start toward a bright future. Our investment will once again allow this location to be the centerpiece of a vibrant neighborhood where families have the chance to grow, and our veterans receive the support they deserve."

Each of 65 the homes created at School 75 Apartments will provide affordable housing for families with incomes at or less than 60 percent of the Area Median Income.

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