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Charlie’s Boat Yard

The former Dug’s Dive restaurant is on its way to becoming a nautical themed restaurant called Charlie’s Boat Yard. Work is currently underway to open the restaurant, which will service the general public and the 1055 slip Small Boat Harbor. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) contracted with out of towners Safe Harbor to operate the marina. In turn, Safe Harbor sought out Chuck Goodspeed, owner of Brick Oven Bistro and Mess Hall to run the establishment.

The reopening of the restaurant as Charlie’s Boat Yard is part of an ongoing $10 million overhaul to the harbor. Once open, the Outer Harbor eatery will be a seasonal destination (to start) that will offer lunch, dinner and brunch, and will also deliver directly to the boat slips. The interior of the eatery has been remodeled, and the front deck has been expanded. An opening date has not been released, though slip holders are hoping to visit the establishment sooner rather than later (the restaurant is currently hiring staff).

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Charlie’s Boat Yard | 1111 Furhmann Boulevard | Buffalo, NY 14203 | 716.828.1600 |

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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