Buffalo Rising on-line magazine visits Ellicottville bank turned into amazing lounge called Banq

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The Bang Cocktails and Lounge is at 9 Washington Street.  Here's a link to the FB page. 

The site mentions:

The Banq Cocktails and Lounge offers craft cocktails and small plates. Inspired by the space we wanted to bring back touches of the bank within her décor and design choices. Ellicottville's Former Bank Turned Into Amazing Lounge

An earlier article from the Villager Newspaper spoke to Dina DiPasquale the owner,

   “This is Lola’s on steroids,” is how Dina DiPasquale describes the business she has created out of the old M&T Bank building. She’s referring to the restaurant she once ran in the building that housed the Ellicottville Inn.


The inside decor is completely revamped,

The transformation from bank to lounge is nothing short of amazing. The walls and ceiling have been painted vibrant forest green, with gold hanging globe lights and heavy drapes on the windows. The result is something of an old speakeasy.

Besides having bookings for private parties, the Banq will be open Wednesday through Saturday in the late afternoons and evenings.

They will have small plates, craft cocktails, craft beers, and a “well thought out wine list.” Like her namesake restaurant, the emphasis will be on quality. All the syrups used in the cocktails will be house-made.


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