Weekly Feature



2017-02-15 / Business

The Hollow Bistro & Brew to be recognized as Chamber’s 2017 Business of the Year

In the coming weeks, The Bee will profile the 2017 award recipients recognized by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.

The awards are given for “Citizen, Business, Organization and Lifetime Achiever” who reside, work or volunteer in the Town of Clarence. The criterion for selection of the individuals and business is an unselfish devotion to improving the quality of life in the Clarence community.

The recipients will be honored at the 45th annual awards dinner on Thursday, March 2, at Samuel’s Grande Manor.

Tickets for the annual dinner are on sale and can be obtained by calling the Clarence Chamber of Commerce office at 631-3888.

The Chamber will present the 2017 Business of the Year award to The Hollow Bistro & Brew.

The Hollow Bistro & Brew was established in 2010 in a building with a long history in Clarence Hollow. Built in 1804, it was the site of the first private school in Erie County: the Clarence Classical School. In the 1890s, the building was moved to its current site in order to make way for the railroad that crossed Main Street. Before the Bistro was established, the building was a bakery, a hardware store, the original location of the Clarence Deli and an ice cream parlor.

The Hollow Bistro has been an anchor to the revitalization of the Clarence Hollow area.

The restaurant is owned and operated by the Yu family, with Katie Yu as the general manager. Upon opening, the Bistro quickly became a popular spot for locals, travelers and those looking for a unique place to eat quality food.

In order to accommodate the growing numbers of guests, the decision was made to expand the original business. In May 2016, a new dining room, patio and a private event room were added. The restaurant is furnished with classic Asian-American décor using bamboo, Chinese panels and various Asian antiques selected specifically for the establishment.

The Hollow Bistro & Brew is now able to accommodate larger groups and private events in its spacious addition, while still maintaining the quaint, cozy atmosphere of the original bar area.

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