PLATTSBURGH — A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant coming to Consumer Square will create a lot of jobs.
The eatery will be one of three tenants in a 10,500-square-foot building to be located in the parking lot south of Panera Bread. Franchise owners Martti Matheson and Aaron Miller expect to hire about 100 full- and part-time employees initially.
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The plan for the building was approved by the Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board at its April meeting.
“We are excited to be coming to Consumer Square,” Matheson said.
He said construction is expected to start in June, and if everything goes smoothly, the restaurant could be open by Thanksgiving.
WINGS, BEER, SPORTS
The restaurant will occupy 5,800 square feet of the freestanding building and seat between 250 and 280, including some outdoor patio seats.
The Buffalo Wild Wings brand has three focuses: wings, beer and sports.
The restaurants offer 20 flavors of chicken wings, and they have an extensive selection of “shareables” on the menu, such as mozzarella sticks, cheeseburger slammers and roasted garlic mushrooms.
Also featured are burgers, sandwiches, wraps, chicken tenders, popcorn shrimp, salads and desserts.
Buffalo Wild Wings also has a full bar and numerous televisions to broadcast most major sporting events.
Matheson said Miller brings an extensive sports background, as he played hockey at the University of Vermont and then 15 years with the National Hockey League.
Miller was also part of the silver-medal-winning U.S. Ice Hockey Team at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Both Matheson and Miller live in Burlington.
Matheson said they had been looking to open a Plattsburgh location for some time. A tentative deal at the former Ames Plaza on Route 3 never came to fruition.
The partners knew they wanted a spot on the Route 3 corridor and are pleased they were able to secure the Consumer Square location.