BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A fire at the West Side Bazaar on Grant Street this past September was devastating for many.
Of the 11 businesses that were destroyed as a result of the fire, Harvey Heinrich’s family’s 007 Chinese Food was one of them.
Friday morning on Wake Up, Heinrich explained the story behind the restaurant’s name and its origins. They’re planning to reopen in Hamburg with some help from an organization called Favordrop.
“Along with the entire community, we were saddened by the fire that tore through the West Side Bazaar, a beloved home for diverse culture, cuisine, and budding entrepreneurship,” Favordrop Co-founder Jack Sardinia said. “My dad and I knew we could help the 007 Chinese family by inviting them into our space in Hamburg to do what they do best – provide WNY with delicious Chinese dishes.”
After having their soft opening in Hamburg on January 3, the grand opening will take place on Tuesday morning.
“We’re very excited to bring our food to the area,” Heinrich said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to introduce dim sum to a new audience and to satisfy those who already know they love it but couldn’t get it outside the Bazaar!”
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