A bar on Church Street will close its doors this weekend after over ten years in business in downtown Orlando.
Harry Buffalo, which is located at 129 W Church Street, will officially close for business this weekend, with its last night of operation on Saturday, April 29.
“It’s unfortunate, but our lease is up and the new owner of the building has different plans for the block,” reads a statement issued through the company’s social media channels.
Opened in 2012, the business is located across the street from the Bumby Arcade, which is currently undergoing major renovations.
“It’s been a fun ride. Thank you to everyone that’s made this place awesome,” says the company.
The last night of operation will feature DJ Jesse Derr. The company says that it will be moving all the major “pre and post concert parties,” as well as the Buffalo Bills and Florida State University watch parties to Wall Street Plaza moving forward.
The closure is one of many that are changing the face of downtown Orlando.
In the past couple years, multiple mainstays in area, including many on Church Street, have closed down and been replaced with new concepts.
Mad Cow Theatre, which operated above the former location of Graffiti Junktion, was replaced earlier this year by the Fringe Art Space. Underneath the art space, Birria1983 is working on plans to replace the former burger restaurant. That business is currently operating its food truck in front of its future home.
The 55 West building will receive a new tenant later this year, as The Bagel Dudes work on a new location in the base of the apartment complex. The restaurant will mark the second location in Florida for the Massachusetts-based company, which opened its first location in Winter Park last fall.
Just east of the aforementioned businesses, Latitudes closed its doors last year after more than 23 years at 33 W Church Street. That business was replaced by High Tide this past summer.
A few doors down, 1Up Orlando opened up its arcade-themed bar last year. Next door to that, High-T is planning to open the doors on its new cocktail lounge next month.
On the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue, Solita opened its doors in December, taking over the former location of Wahlburger’s.
Across the street from Solita, the Walgreen’s at 190 S Orange Avenue closed its doors just a few weeks ago after a multi-year run.
In addition to the businesses on Church Street, over a dozen others have either closed up shop or opened new locations in the downtown area, including Proper, Game Room & Social Club, Parlay, Bellhop, Stemma Craft Coffee, Huey Magoo’s, Double O’s Coffee, and Pup’s Pub, among others.