BW3 plans updating project
By Karl Henkel
Buffalo Wild Wings, 7401 Market St., is set to undergo a massive renovation project next month.
Doug Esenwein, regional manager for the four local BW3s — in Niles, Austintown, Boardman and Youngstown — said the project will take place in mid- to late July and cause the restaurant, in its current location since 1996, to close temporarily for about a week.
“We’ll change everything from the exterior — a brand new facade — patio and all new TVs,” he said. “There will also be new floor coverings, wall coverings and new audio-visual equipment.”
The patio will have a new shutter system that will allow use in the fall and winter.
Esenwein said when finished, the establishment will look similar to the Austintown location, which recently was remodeled. The restaurant will go from its third-generation blue-and-yellow logo look to the fourth-generation yellow-and-black appearance.
Esenwein said one of the more-popular features in other BW3 locations — TVs in the restrooms — isn’t slated as part of the renovation, but he didn’t discount the idea entirely.
“We’re investing more in product out on the floor,” he said. “But you never know, we could always throw that detail in.”