BUFFALO, N.Y. — Five years after announcing plans to come to the Queen City, Hofbrauhaus Buffalo has set an opening date.

The restaurant stated on its website that the highly anticipated beer hall on Scott Street in downtown Buffalo will open in August 2019. Restaurant officials say a major financing hurdle caused a delay in the exterior and interior construction.

Hofbrauhaus is a Bavarian-themed restaurant that features German beer, food, and music. Its flagship location is in Munich, but there are franchised restaurants in the U.S. and around the world. This would be Buffalo's first Hofbrauhaus.

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Hofbrauhaus hopes to now open in November