DLC Announces Deal with the Iconic Buffalo Staple – Chef’s Restaurant at Williamsville Place

Bowl of pasta with cheese and sauce

(Elmsford, NY) – DLC Management Corporation, a national owner and operator of open-air shopping centers, is thrilled to announce the addition of Chef’s Restaurant to the newly renovated Williamsville Place Shopping Center on Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, NY. This prime location offers the beloved Buffalo family restaurant one of the most desirable locations at the property not to mention a very eager (and hungry) consumer base. Known as one of the oldest restaurants in Western New York, Chef’s has been pleasing guests for generations and will now bring its famous food out to the suburbs with easy access from I-290 to the east and I-90 to the south.

Since opening on the corner of Seneca Street and Chicago Street in 1923, Chef’s On The Go Restaurant has established itself as a Buffalo icon. Represented by broker Jim Geiger with McGuire Development, owner Lou Billittier Jr, along with his sister Mary Beth, will be serving up Spaghetti Parmesan in Chef’s second location. This satellite location will serve the Williamsville/Amherst community in a downsized 3,000 square foot version of Chef’s current restaurant, complete with the well-known drive up window.

The news comes on the heels of a dramatic multi-million dollar transformation of the 102,792 SF shopping center that has recently undergone a major façade modernization project. Improvements include new storefronts with dramatic awnings and canopies, new lighting and landscaping, elegant material finishes with a mix of wood, metal and stonework.

In addition to the eclectic high-end physical makeover, Williamsville Place is in the midst of altering its retail mix to offer an unrivaled blend of boutique offerings from fast-casual favorites like Starbucks and Rachel’s Mediterranean, to elegant full service sit-down eateries featuring local favorites like Chef’s and the stylish Black & Blue Steak and Crab Restaurant. Customers can anticipate more great names from the Service and Specialty Retail categories to join this one of a kind retail collection, further proof of the momentum surrounding the mixed-use development.

About DLC Management Corporation

DLC Management Corporation is one of the nation’s preeminent private retail real estate companies, with expertise in acquisitions, new developments, redevelopments, leasing, and management. Headquartered in New York, DLC has regional offices in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas and Washington, DC. For additional information about DLC Management Corporation and its portfolio, please visit

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Matt McCarthy, Director of Leasing – Special Projects

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