BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo institution -- as far as bars are concerned -- will be reborn.

Ulrich's Tavern has been bought by Buffalo attorney and preservationist Tom Eoannou. He plans on turning over the day-to-day operations to Sal Buscaglia. the owner of the Snooty Fox Lounge.

They are in the process of modernizing the kitchen, and the beer taps. But the menu will still include German cuisine, plus Polish and Italian classics.

They hope to open the new old "Ulrich's 1868 Tavern" by mid-April.