It’s been about 10 months since Hullar’s Restaurant closed after 100 years in business. The owners didn’t leave before hand picking who would take over.
Mark Bullis, who lives nearby in Manlius, bought the restaurant with plans to make it the third location of his “Bull and Bear” franchise.
After success in East Syracuse and Liverpool, Bullis says there’s a need for one more casual, family friendly option in Fayetteville.
Bullis is well-aware of the history on his hands, and hopes to retain the friendly and welcoming vibe of Hullar’s.
Otherwise, he has big changes planned for inside.
Bullis will take down walls, raise the ceilings, redesign the bar, and install bigger windows for an more spacious feel.
He’ll work quickly into the new year, with hopes to open in late winter.
Bullis says of all of the restaurants he’s opened, the one at Hullar’s is getting the most attention.
He says the most frequently asked question is about parking. He says the best kept secret is the 81-space parking lot in the back, known hy Hullar’s regulars.