Tonawanda News — But despite the burglary, as well as a recent electrical fire at the bar's shed, Cottone's mood never wavered.
"It was just the kind of guy he was," Carriero said.
Carriero said Cottone was "very vague" when discussing his past, except to say he previously owned a motel.
During an interview with a News reporter in February, Cottone only characterized himself as a businessman who always dreamed of owning a restaurant.
"He was working very hard at it. He was busting his butt to make this place the way he wanted it to be," Carriero said. "He had a vision for it. No matter what happened, he wasn't stopping."Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter at @JessicaLBagley