OLD PINK, The – The Old Pink, of Allentown, entered into eternal rest on June 17, 2024 after sustaining significant damage due to smoke accumulation and burns. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation 

Considered an iconic landmark in the Buffalo area for over 40 years, it is survived by the countless people who have made lifelong memories there. Regulars and friends of The Old Pink may visit 223 ALLEN ST in Buffalo, NY in reflection of the legacy at any point to pay their respects. 

Led by Molly Brinkworth for over three decades, early friends of The Old Pink know it by many nicknames, including “The Pink Flamingo,” “The Pink,” and others. On the surface, many people had a first impression of The Old Pink as being a place that is dark, dreary, and dingy. However, once neighbors got to know The Old Pink for what it really was, many people described it as a type of home. 

“It was the first place you wanted to cheers while home on Thanksgiving, or the perfect spot to grab a steak sandwich on Christmas night,” Brinkworth’s daughter, Colleen Evans, said. “The place you could always count on to meet or make new friends, for all generations to enjoy.” 

The Old Pink may have been characterized by these things, including its delicious steak sandwiches, but it really was a place for people to gather and come together as a unique blend of family. 

Whatever memories you have from your time at The Old Pink, most people in Western New York have one or several stories that they can share from over the years. 

Friends and neighbors of The Old Pink are asked to share their favorite photos from over the years or by taking a stroll to the corner of Allen St. and Mariner St. and lighting a candle in memory of the bar. 

In lieu of flowers, Colleen Evans is asking to please consider supporting the GoFundMe, set up to assist with the emergent situation that has been put on the owner, staff, and the hardships ahead for The Old Pink. 

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