Buffalo in the 70s: The News takes a tour of Buffalo’s blooming outdoor cafes

By Steve Cichon

News Food Critic Janice Okun and photographer Merrill Matthews take readers on a tour of Buffalo’s outdoor dining spots of 40 years ago.

Brinkworth’s Hatch remains, although as just the Hatch.

The Main Place Mall Café is but a memory, and Voskerichian’s is now a vet’s office on Delaware Avenue near Amherst.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.