The longer you live in western New York, the more you get used to the difference between cities in the north and those in the south.
I grew up in the cities of the north. I lived in North Amherst for over 20 years then became a resident of Hamburg for a few years and loved every second of life in the southern neighborhoods.
One of the differences between the two regions is the food. Yes, Buffalo food is generally the same, but there are some local restaurants that are only north of Buffalo or south of Buffalo.
Imperial Pizza is a very famous pizza place in South Buffalo (near Lackawanna and West Seneca) that serves amazing Buffalo style pizzas.
A few months ago there was a report that the Imperial planned a new location at Amherst and extended to the northern towns. Unfortunately, this will not happen again.
According to Buffalo Business First, due to rental issues with the location on Eggert Road, and then due to cost issues related to ownership of the property, Imperial decided not to expand this location to Amherst.
It’s a shame that doesn’t happen because Imperial is fantastic. I currently live in South Buffalo and it is a two minute drive to the Imperial. We’ve had it so many times because it’s real Buffalo-style blue pizza.
Maybe they can expand to another location in the near future. I’m still waiting for Bocce Club and Franco’s Pizza to add a location in the south of town.
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