Over the past three years, the Western New York community has lost quite a number of restaurants and bars. That is due to the pandemic, which cause long-term shutdowns of food service both in 2020 and then in 2021.

Even though we are back to a sense of normalcy and there have been no restrictions for a while, the lasting impacting is still being felt by businesses.

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The rising cost of food and lack of workers are the two biggest obstacles that some restaurants just haven't been able to overcome. Another longtime restaurant will be closing its doors at the end of May.

Scotch N' Sirloin will be closing its doors for good on May 31st, according to Buffalo Business First. This means that Memorial Day weekend will be their final weekend operating.

Scotch N' Sirloin has been open for the past 54 years. The current owners have had it since 1996 but they bot have cited the rising cost of food and lack of employees as the reason for the closure. They say they have held on as long as they could, but their landlord wants more money and they felt it was time to close the restaurant.

Scotch N' Sirloin is one of the first restaurants I ever remember going to, growing up in north Amherst. It's location on Maple and North Bailey has been a north towns staple, being in close proximity to the Boulevard Mall, Wegmans, Tops and the plazas on Niagara Falls Blvd.

Scotch N' Sirloin is the latest major restaurant to permanently close its doors since the spring of 2020.

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