Buffalo Wild Wings

The Buffalo Wild Wings in Aurelius is scheduled to close in December.

Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

The Aurelius location of Buffalo Wild Wings will close Dec. 17, its management said in a statement to The Citizen Tuesday.

"As we open new locations around the country and others come up on lease expiration, we sometimes need to make the decision to close locations that no longer reflect an up-to-date Buffalo Wild Wings experience," Western New York District Manager James Farrance said in the statement.

The sports bar and casual restaurant opened in 2007 in the Fingerlakes Crossing plaza on Routes 5 and 20. The plaza is owned by Northeast Capital Group, of Ramapo, which purchased it from the Cameron Group, of Syracuse, in September 2016.

Based in Minneapolis, Buffalo Wild Wings has more than 1,200 locations nationwide, including ones in the Township 5 shopping development in Camillus and on Elmira Road in Ithaca. It closed its Cicero location in March. The company's stock surged more than 20 percent Oct. 26 after it reported significant profits from boneless wings in its third-quarter earnings. The stock had previously been struggling in part due to record-high wholesale chicken wing prices.

Farrance directed further questions to Buffalo Wild Wings' public relations department, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or david.wilcox@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.


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