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Buffalo Tarheel

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Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Mon, 12/2/13 3:57 PM (permalink)
Talk about bad timing - not that there is a good time to have a restaurant hit by a car.  We haven't had too many of these incidents lately, although there was a rash for a while, including the Tim Horton's down the street from Schwabl's.   I will miss being able to go there and get my roast beef fix.
 
http://www.wivb.com/news/local/schwabls-closed-after-car-hits-building
 
#1
    buffetbuster

    Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Wed, 12/4/13 10:53 PM (permalink)
    BT-
    Thanks for posting this.  I saw the photos on Schwabl's Facebook page and poor lady really did a number on them.  Hard to believe that this isn't the first time they have been hit with a car.  Thankfully, nobody got badly injured. 
     
    #2
      plb

      Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Thu, 12/5/13 2:48 PM (permalink)
      You mean a car weck?  Again?  We were there a couple of years ago.  About a week afterwards someone posted here about Schwabl's building getting hit by a car. 
       
       
       
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        Buffalo Tarheel

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        Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 12/6/13 3:46 PM (permalink)
        This is the first time I recall that they were hit by a car, so I did not know about any previous occasions.  Last year we had a rash of cars hitting buildings, but it has been quiet until now.  I also saw the Facebook pictures, including the sign about being hit by an elderly driver.  That brought out some comments about elderly drivers, both for and against testing them at a certain age.  I drove by the other night and saw men working outside, so they are trying to get back in business soon.  I certainly hope so, for Schwabl's sakes and for the customers.
         
        #4
          plb

          Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 12/6/13 9:36 PM (permalink)
          Buffalo Tarheel


          This is the first time I recall that they were hit by a car, so I did not know about any previous occasions.  Last year we had a rash of cars hitting buildings, but it has been quiet until now.  I also saw the Facebook pictures, including the sign about being hit by an elderly driver.  That brought out some comments about elderly drivers, both for and against testing them at a certain age.  I drove by the other night and saw men working outside, so they are trying to get back in business soon.  I certainly hope so, for Schwabl's sakes and for the customers.

          Wait a minute.  I just searched it. It was YOU who posted it on 10/19/11.

          http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=672275&high=Schwabl's
          <message edited by plb on Sun, 02/9/14 12:08 PM>
           
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            Buffalo Tarheel

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            Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 12/6/13 9:44 PM (permalink)
            Now that's funny!  I am so busted.  Actually, I had forgotten about the other posting, which shows where my memory is going.  And you did a much better job of searching the site than I have been able to do.
             
            I did see that the lead story tonight was about the sign in front of Schwabl's stating they were closed because of careless driving.  Some of the driver's friends and relatives took offense to that characterization of her, so the owner toned down the words.  But he was still unhappy about having his restaurant knocked off line (again, it seems).
             
            #6
              ChiTownDiner

              Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Sat, 12/7/13 8:04 AM (permalink)
              Another risk for small business owners...and then to have "friends and relatives" knock your freedom of speech rights after shutting down your business and perhaps keeping employees from paychecks is just so wrong.
               
              I just had my building, 3 feet to the right of front door, hit by a driver.  The repair has not begun and it's been 5 weeks this coming Monday.  After the accident was taken care of and the fire, police, paramedics and tow truck was gone we needed a few things.  First we need an emergency inspection, then and emergency repair, then a structural engineering study, then the drawings, then the GC's bidding process began, then permits, then insurance negotiation, then acceptance of bids by insurance, ordering of steel and materials.  I am hoping for completion by Christmas which would be about 7 weeks.  Included in all this is the disruption to my staff and myself as there will be no compensation for all the hours we have spent working on this unexpected project! 
               
              I was fortunate in that no one was injured, the building is repairable, no business was lost, no employees effected...but it stopped short by one inch of a plate glass window behind which an office staff meeting was taking place! 
               
              I hope they stand their ground and put up anything they want on the sign! 
               
              #7
                Buffalo Tarheel

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                Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Sat, 12/7/13 4:04 PM (permalink)
                ChiTownDiner,
                 
                I agree with you completely.  The owner was on the local news and reminded people that he is now out of business at the busiest time of the year, and 27 employees are out of work also.  It will probably be after Christmas before he is back in business again.  I am sure that the person who hit the restaurant did not intend to do so and feels bad about it, but the fact is that she did a lot of damage.  Where is the sympathy for the people who are out of work?
                 
                I believe they will be adding bollards to prevent damage from future accidents.  The town seems to be working with them, but this is New York State, so you can never count on anything happening in a reasonable amount of time.
                 
                #8
                  ChiTownDiner

                  Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Sat, 12/7/13 4:20 PM (permalink)
                  Wait til they factor in the bs factor...now you need this, where is this form, on and on ad nauseam!  Hope they make it back quickly as I really loved my visit there once upon a time!
                   
                  #9
                    buffetbuster

                    Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Sat, 02/8/14 9:22 PM (permalink)
                    I was under the assumption that this would be a quick fix and that Schwabl's would be back open rather shortly.  Turns out, that wasn't the case as they are still closed, per their Facebook page.  It seems some things need to be brought up to code, including things they were originally grandfathered in. 
                     
                    Here is hoping that they get everything fixed up and can reopen real soon! 
                     
                    #10
                      buffetbuster

                      Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 8:07 AM (permalink)
                      I will be driving through Buffalo tonight on my way to Rochester.  Schwabl's would definitely be my stop for a beef on weck fix, but they have not been able to reopen yet.  From the most recent update, it looks like it won't be until mid-April.  This has to be such a disappointment for this great Roadfood restaurant and their employees.
                       
                      As for me, it looks like dinner will be at Eckl's tonight.
                       
                      #11
                        eruby

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                        Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 9:27 AM (permalink)
                        buffetbuster
                        I will be driving through Buffalo tonight on my way to Rochester.  Schwabl's would definitely be my stop for a beef on weck fix, but they have not been able to reopen yet.  From the most recent update, it looks like it won't be until mid-April.  This has to be such a disappointment for this great Roadfood restaurant and their employees.

                        As for me, it looks like dinner will be at Eckl's tonight.
                        Thanks for posting this bb.  We'll probably be visiting our nephew at St. Bonaventure sometime late April to mid May, and we planned on going to Buffalo for both Schwabl's and the Anchor Bar.
                         
                        If Schwabl's isn't open by then, Eckl's looks fantastic.  If Schwabl's is open, it'll be a beef on weck taste-off at both.

                         
                        #12
                          buffetbuster

                          Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 9:31 AM (permalink)
                          Now that's how you do it eruby!  Hopefully, Schwabl's will be back open in time for your visit.
                           
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                            Greymo

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                            Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 9:39 AM (permalink)
                            BB,  By any chance,  are you going east of Rochester, or is that your final destination?   There is a wonderful diner in Oswego, NY that you must try sometime.
                             
                            #14
                              buffetbuster

                              Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 9:49 AM (permalink)
                              Greymo-
                              Rochester is my final destination for the weekend.  But you know who gets to that are (Syracuse/Oswego) occasionally is Billyboy.  Can you tell us about the diner and maybe he can check it out and possibly review it for Roadfood.
                               
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                                Ed Face

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                                Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 11:29 AM (permalink)
                                I believe the diner in Oswego is Wade's Diner. They have amazing omelets and homemade cinnamon raisin bread that they grill, not toast. Try to sit at the counter if possible.
                                 
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                                  Greymo

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                                  Re:Schwabl's hit by a car and closed for a few weeks Fri, 04/4/14 12:32 PM (permalink)
                                  Ed, you are right.
                                   
                                  Wade's Diner should have been in Roadfood years ago. It has a fun history and is a real breakfast destination.  When I lived in that area, we went there for breakfast any Saturdays that we were not traveling. It was fun standing in line chatting with the other people and even more fun as we got in the door and could watch the wizard of a grill man in action.
                                   
                                  My big problem, each time, was whether to order the cinnamon raisin french toast or the wonderful ham and cheese omelette. They have their own little bakery right there and bake all of their breads, the cinnamon raisin being the most popular.  I was last there two years ago and was happy to find it the same.  I wish we had a great breakfast place like that around here!
                                   
                                  http://wadesdineroswego.com/
                                  <message edited by Greymo on Fri, 04/4/14 12:44 PM>
                                   
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