Hearthstone Manor on Dick Road in Cheektowaga is being sold to the owners of the Grapevine Restaurant and renamed Grapevine Banquets.
The owners of the Grapevine Restaurant in Amherst are buying the site of the former Hearthstone Manor, which closed last month after 47 years in business, and are planning to renovate the building and operate it as a banquet hall.
Liza Pane said she and her husband, Tom, will continue to run the Grapevine Restaurant, and a banquet facility located in the nearby Ellicott Creek Fire Company, after the expected June opening of their Grapevine Banquets in Depew.
Liza Pane said in an interview that she and her husband have been interested in expanding their banquet business and were attracted to the site of the former Hearthstone Manor because of its prime location. She said she expects to eventually hire between 30 and 60 employees at the new location.
The Panes are buying the Hearthstone property, not the defunct business. The transaction has not yet closed, Liza Pane said, and she declined to comment on the sale price.