In March earlier this year excitement was building around the opening of Buffalo's first Black-Owned Steak House, Luxor Steak & Lobster and now almost 6 months later, they're fighting to keep their doors open after their liquor license renewal was denied. The pandemic has been a struggle for many businesses and the strip in which Luxor resides has already seen the closure of two historical restaurants due to staffing troubles. Despite the odds, Luxor has been able to thrive so far but was dealt a blow that's critical to remaining sustainable during these shaky times.

Since it's doors have opened, it's been the go-to spot for great food, brunches, entertainment like karaoke and comedy shows, as well as for those celebrating life with birthday dinners and more. The mom and pop steak house owned by Taru and Tara Woods has made its mark as a Buffalo staple in such a short period of time, which has helped to garner support from the community as they've begun to rally around them.

According to a petition started online with, this business and community feels Luxor has been unfairly targeted and feels there's no viable or legal reason as to why their liquor license was not renewed. The owners recently took to the streets in the University District going door to door to gather additional signatures for their petition. It's unclear when or if the petition will garner enough momentum to have their case heard but the petition started by Restaurant Row 4 days ago has over 600 signatures to date. To sign and support Luxor Steak & Lobsters petition visit

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