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June 25, 2020 - 6:52pm

Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. directors today voted to grant three easements to the Town of Batavia to support the municipality’s $3 million road project stretching from Lewiston Road (Route 63) to Oak Street (Route 98).

“They are small pieces of the property -- three parcels the Town needs to do the work,” WROTB President Henry Wojtaszek said following the board’s conference call meeting. “This will result in major improvements (along the road).”

The Town is in the process of acquiring easements from three Park Road properties -- Batavia Downs Gaming, Alex’s Place and Benderson Development, owner of the former Kmart – as part of the design phase, said Tom Lichtenthal, the Town’s highway superintendent and assistant engineer.

Lichtenthal said the New York State-funded project has been in the works for 12 years.

“It looks like we finally received the money and it looks like we are going to be able to move forward with the project,” he said.

Lichtenthal said the rehabilitation will include new pavement, curbs and curbing from Lewiston Road to Richmond Avenue with sidewalks on both sides of Park Road.

From Richmond Avenue to Route 98, pavement will be overlaid and sidewalks installed on one side of the road, he said. The sidewalks will be placed on the same side as the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department office until the road bends, and then on the other side from the hotels that stretch to Route 98.

He also said that new water lines will be put in and street lights will be installed on Park Road between Route 63 and Richmond Avenue.

The Town of Town of Batavia is handling the engineering aspects of the project.

Lichtenthal said construction bids will go out this winter, with work scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021.

In other news from the WROTB meeting:

-- Directors reported that the Belmont Stakes generated $345,000 in wagers at OTB branches last Saturday and the total handle for the day was $700,000.

Although both figures represent decreases of more than $210,000 from last year, the handle was deemed as significant in light of the economic situation.

-- Live racing will return to Batavia Downs on July 25 but with only 43 dates instead of the 65 previously announced. Wojtaszek said the plan calls for racing on Tuesdays and Saturdays through mid-December.

-- Batavia Bets, the corporation’s secure online horse wagering platform, took in $863,000 in April and more than $1.1 million in May, Comptroller Jacquelyne Leach reported.

June 6, 2020 - 1:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in alex's place, news, video, Batavia VA, batavia.
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Alex's Place is participating in Stock the Freezer and WNY Feeds the Frontlines, delivering prepared frozen meals to front line workers and people in need.

This week, Alex's delivered 120 meals to the VA Hospital in Batavia.

Donors can purchase meals to purchase meals for frontline workers or people in need. Customers can also purchase meals for themselves.

To order, visit wnyfeedsthefrontline.org or alexsribs.com

June 1, 2020 - 3:00pm


Wish you always had Alex's on hand? Now you can. Enjoy your homestyle favorites—at home—prepared fresh then frozen, and delivered to you. Introducing delivery from Stock The Freezer.

Visit alexs.stockthefreezer.com to see our single serve and family style options and place an order today."

May 14, 2020 - 12:00pm


Let us take care of dinner tonight. We're excited to introduce our NEW BBQ Dinner Packs for families, available Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 - 8 p.m.

Call us to order for curbside pickup or delivery: (585)344-2999 or order online here.

February 10, 2020 - 6:00pm


Alex’s Place is showing their LOVE for you by making Valentine's Day a WEEKLONG celebration. Stop in to enjoy our very special “Dinner for Two" menu!

November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm


Let Alex's Place take care of Thanksgiving this year. Alex's is open from noon til 6pm on Thanksgiving and is accepting reservations for parties of all sizes.

For full holiday menu, click here.

And don't forget that Alex's Place offers Curbside Takeaway for those that want a great Thanksgiving feast at home without the mess! Call 585-344-2999 to make reservations today.

April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm


Celebrate Easter at Alex's Place! We will be offering our full dinner menu along with great Easter specials. Reservations are being taken for parties of all sizes by calling 585-344-2999. Open noon to 8 p.m. Click here for Easter Specials.

January 18, 2019 - 6:30pm


Breaking News -- Alex's Place is announcing two weekday specials that are sure to beat the winter blues. From now 'til May 1st, join Alex's Place for Prime Rib and Steak Night every Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy a Prime Rib or Strip Steak dinner for two for just $29.99, includes 2 steak dinners, 2 sides, and 2 salads. And Wednesdays are now Rib Night, featuring $10 half racks and $15 full rack of everyone's favorite Baby Back Ribs. Click for more info.

May 7, 2018 - 6:30pm


Alex's Place is taking reservations now for parties of all sizes for Mother's Day. We're open from noon 'til 9 p.m.; click here to see our special Mother's Day menu!

December 21, 2017 - 7:30pm


Don't waste a fancy ribbon when all they want are ribs! Buy $30 in gift cards and get a FREE rack of heat-and-eat ribs! Click here to print coupon.

December 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, alex's place, batavia.


Merry Christmas from Alex's! Give the gift of Alex's Place this holiday season and enjoy a great meal at home. Get two free heat 'n' eat BBQ ribs when you purchase two $25 gift cards, now through Dec. 31st. Click here for more information.

August 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

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February 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Alex's Place has been serving mouth-watering ribs, succulent prime rib, perfectly grilled steaks and fresh seafood, along with a blend of American steakhouse specialties and Italian classics to satisfied guests for 25 years.

The winner of the the NY Award at the Taste of Buffalo, the Democrat & Chronicle's Best of Rochester Award, Best Ribs at the Art of Ribs in Lewiston and the Best Ribs at the Roc City Ribfest for the last four years running, Alex's Place is the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Service Business of the Year.

Owner Matthew Gray is humbled by the recognition and credits his employees with the success of the restaurant.

“My staff of 50, including an executive chef, eight cooks, four managers and a multitude of servers, bussers and hostesses are the ones who make the restaurant successful every single day,” Gray said. “When I took over the restaurant in 2007, it was an easy transition for me because it was already run so well by the staff.”

Alex's Place has built a loyal following by serving delicious food and providing excellent service. That winning recipe is key to their strategy for growth as they build upon the restaurant's reputation and recruit new customers in Buffalo, Rochester and beyond.

Since Gray, along with his business partner Matthew Boyd, purchased the restaurant, there has been major growth in all areas of the business, including sales. Gray, who handles the marketing, has aggressively marketed and advertised the business by participating in events like the Taste of Buffalo and Roc City Rib Fest. Billboard advertisements along the Thruway have brought customers into the community from all over Western New York.

His joint venture with more than 80 grocery stores throughout the region to sell Alex's Heat-N-Eat Take Home Ribs has been a huge success and has brought more customers into the restaurant and into the community. Their ribs are now available nationwide through their Web site at http://alexsribs.com as well.

The Curbside To Go service that began in 2009 has brought in customers who don't want the traditional sit-down restaurant experience.

Located at 8322 Park Road in the Town of Batavia, the small building started out as a “track” stop for Batavia Downs racers and players in 1988 as a one-room eatery offering classic comfort food. As it grew in popularity, the building became a 100-seat restaurant with an open-kitchen design, yet it has retained the comfortable and cozy atmosphere that diners have come to love.

There are 50 full and part-time staff who serve between 2,500-3,000 guests each week. Some of them have been there since Alex's Place started.

"I have a handful of staff that have been here for 20 years or more," Gray said. "One of my servers, Kelly McDonald, has been here for 26 years. That says something about the business, it's like family here."

Alex's Place is also dedicated to being a good neighbor and actively supporting the community. Last year they held fundraisers for a number of charities, including Hospice and the Russell Bugbee Memorial Culinary Scholarship.

Last April the staff had a fundraiser in which all the servers donated half of their tips from a busy Saturday night to the Justice for Children Advocacy Center, raising more than $2,500.

They support several nonprofit groups, including the WNY Aviation Camp, St. Joseph's School, the City of Batavia Community Garden and the Business Education Alliance. Alex's Place was awarded the 2013 Business Partner of the Year by the BEA. Managers are active members of Leadership Genesee and participate in the United Way Day of Caring as well.

“We are committed to getting the word out that Batavia is a destination for food and entertainment that is worth driving to,” Gray said.

By using a combination of radio, TV, newspaper, billboard and online advertising, as well as working with festivals in Buffalo and Rochester, 60 percent of Alex's guests are now from outside of Genesee County.

Photos by Howard Owens

December 16, 2013 - 2:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in alex's place, contest, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Like Alex's Place on Facebook, complete the registration form and become eligible to win a $100 gift card from Alex's Place. Click here to enter.

April 9, 2012 - 7:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in alex's place, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Congratulations to Julia Matusak, who wins the Alex's Place Facebook Like Contest.

Julia wins dinner for 4 / $100 gift card (does not include alcohol or gratuity) from Alex's Place.

The winner was selected at random from among a group of people who "Liked" Alex's Facebook page and then completed the online registration form.

Any Genesee County business that would like to participate in a Facebook contest, call The Batavian at 250-4118.

April 2, 2012 - 8:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, alex's place, Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests.

To LIKE Alex's Place and then register for the contest, click here.

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