Blue Monk owner announces popular restaurant will close down

Courtesy: Blue Monk on Facebook.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A popular watering hole in the Elmwood Village will close down this spring, owners confirmed to News 4.

Mike Shatzel announced The Blue Monk will close down fully in April; the grill will be extinguished on April 9, with the beer to stop flowing on April 16.

After the Elmwood Avenue staple shuts its doors, Shatzel says he hopes to re-open in a new location by the end of the year. 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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