There are hundreds of beloved restaurants in Western New York. They can be big chains, large single locations, or small stands that serve up great food like hot dogs, burgers, shakes and much more. These places really get busy in the spring and summer, when outdoor dining is at its most popular.

A small few have been around for as long as one food stand in Western New York, and this week, they delivered sad news regarding their owner.

According to their Facebook page, Bye's Popcorn stand in Olcott, New York will be closed until further notice. A week later, they posted that their longtime owner Patricia Drewes had passed away.

There's no word on when or if Bye's Popcorn stand will reopen, which has been around for 100 years. It's become famous for those in Olcott, Burt, Lockport and that entire area of Niagara County.

Buffalo Business First says that Drewes bought the business in 1969 and has been at the forefront of operating it ever since. They offer up a variety of freshly made popcorn, which is a staple every spring and summer for those in Olcott. The caramel corn is something everyone loves there.

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Bye's literally has been part of the community and upbringing in Olcott for multiple generations.

We send our condolences to the family and friends of Patricia Drewes. They should take as much time as they need.

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