New downtown restaurant at former BW3 to open this month

YOUNGSTOWN — The space that was formerly Buffalo Wild Wings will soon be occupied by a new restaurant, where the new owners say their operation will open as early as July 20.

Chris Sammarone, Brian Ridder and J.P. Daliman, all area attorneys, began their efforts about three months ago, when Ridder, who represented the former BW3 owner, said it was becoming evident the restaurant would be forced to close as the result of unmet design requirements from the franchise.

“Knowing that, we thought it would be a good turnkey situation,” Ridder said today. “The former owner simply could not find new property that met the demands of the franchise. At that point, we were able to reach an agreement on purchasing the assets and the liquor license.

Dooney’s Downtown Grille, as the new restaurant will be called, will offer a menu simpler than BW3, but it will also be expanded to add pizza and Mexican entrees as well, Ridder said. The men are shooting for a “sports-bar concept.”

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