Buffalo Wild Wings to Take Flight in Times Square
MIDTOWN — Times Square is getting its wings.
Buffalo Wild Wings announced plans to open a flagship four-level franchise on West 47th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues later this year.
The TV-laden sports bar and restaurant, measuring 15,000 square feet, will occupy the entire building at 253 W. 47th St., sandwiched between the Barrymore Theater and a parking garage.
Slated to open "before the end of the year," a spokeswoman said, it will be Buffalo Wild Wing's first branch in Manhattan and its fourth in New York City, including a location in JFK Airport and another slated to open in Forest Hills, according to the company's website.
"Times Square is the perfect place for Buffalo Wild Wings to plant their flagship in New York City," said Michael Gleicher, of Winick Realty Group, which represented Buffalo Wild Wings in the transaction, in a statement. "Their concept will be a sensational addition to the area for sports fans, families and tourists alike."
The Times Square restaurant is owned by Four M Capital LLC, which is based in White Plains and operates 13 other Buffalo Wild Wings franchises in New York. The chain, based in Minnesota, boasts more than 900 restaurants in the United States and Canada.
FleishmanHillard, which represents Buffalo Wild Wings' corporate office, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Buffalo Wild Wings' Times Square location will encompass a 5,000-square-foot ground floor with 22-foot-high ceilings, a roof deck and mezzanine each spanning 2,000-square-feet, two lower levels, and, true to Times Square, "LED signage" offering "an opportunity for incredible branding."
Winick declined to disclose the terms of the lease, which it described as "long-term."