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A Toronto-based hamburger chain is preparing to expand into the Elmwood Village in Buffalo.

Hero Certified Burgers will fill a vacant property at 976 Elmwood Ave., at Bidwell Parkway, said Carly Battin, executive director of the Elmwood Village Association. The restaurant is targeting a late summer opening, following some renovations, she said.

“It’s a great location at Bidwell Parkway, very visible,” Battin said.

The property was most recently home to a Zetti’s Pizza & Pasta that closed last February; another Zetti’s still operates in Amherst. The quick-service Hero chain has locations around the Toronto area.