Hockey Heaven unveils restaurant plans


The cold and snow aren’t stopping construction down at the HARBORcenter. Officials from “Hockey Heaven” unveiled plans for the center’s new restaurant on Wednesday.

(716) Food and Sport will be located at the corner of Scott Street and Washington and will feature local WNY favorites, and an extensive collection of craft beers and signature cocktails. There will be a 40-foot long bar with complimentary island bars on the first and second floors, and the bar tops will replicate the ice of a hockey rink.

General Manager Dominic Verni said, “(716) represents our community: seven counties, 144 cities and over 1.5 million residents. (716) is synonymous with home, pride and fun. That’s Buffalo. That’s (716).”

There will be a 38-foot video screen as well as an additional 55 big screen televisions throughout the restaurant. Even the bathroom mirrors will have televisions in them!

Guests will be able to park on the street or in the HARBORcenter’s parking garage. The $17.2 million complex will also feature two giant ice rinks and training facilities.

(716) will bring 150 jobs to downtown Bufflao. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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