The Anchor Sports Bar and Grill, which opened in Rochesterâ€™s East End in 2009 as a franchisee of the famous Buffalo chicken-wing landmark, has closed.
The popular MacGregorâ€™s Grill and Tap Room chain will take over the spot.
Richard Carvotta, owner of MacGregorâ€™s, which has outlets in Henrietta, Penfield, Gates, Canandaigua and Amherst, Erie County, said Tuesday heâ€™s hoping for a May opening at the former Anchor, which was located at 355 East Ave. and was part of the busy and sometimes controversial East and Alexander bar scene.
â€œWeâ€™re taking the Anchor and the (Scene Ultra Lounge NY) nightclub next door, though for the time being weâ€™ll use the Anchor spot only,â€ Carvotta said. â€œThis is an opportunity thatâ€™s arisen and weâ€™re looking forward to coming back to Rochester. We had a MacGregorâ€™s on Gregory Street in the South Wedge for years.â€