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Popular Tonawanda Restaurant is Closing Its Doors

Here in Western New York, we have seen many restaurants and bars come and go over the years. Buffalo is a nostalgic region by heart. We always remember the amazing restaurants and taverns who closed. I remember the Royal Pheasant in the City of Buffalo, near Buffalo State College. They...

Petition for a new East Side grocery store

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As those killed on Jefferson Avenue are being laid to rest this week, the burgeoning discussion on the East Side of Buffalo has focused on improving the neighborhood, including access to food. The East Side is deemed a food desert, meaning there are very few options...

New petition seeks to address food desert on Buffalo’s East Side

​BUFFALO, N.Y. — ​A petition is now circulating to address the food desert on the East Side of Buffalo. The SS Columba-Brigid Church community is calling on Wegmans to begin looking into opening a store in the Towne Gardens Plaza on Jefferson Avenue. "Opening a Wegmans at that...

SHORTGIRL: A Buffalo, NY Fashion Clothing Company

The best business minds are able to identify a need, and then fulfill it. That’s exactly what Sue Schaffstall did when she set out to create the SHORTGIRL clothing line. Standing at 4′ 9″, Schaffstall has been on the hunt for a line of women’s clothing designed with a “smaller than petite” figure in mind, to no avail. After realizing that her closet was filled with clothing that needed to be altered by a professional – something that requires time and money – she finally decided that it was time to take matters into her own hands. She knew that she was not alone in the never-ending search for a pair of flattering jeans (and other wearables), designed specifically for a shorter woman.

The Fresh Blends of Mango Mango

A shot of the front entrance of Mango Mango inside Asia Food Market in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. One of the nation’s most innovative dessert chains has found a home for themselves right here in Western New York. Located inside Asia Food Market (AFM) on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Buffalo, New York, Mango Mango features unique frozen and sweet offerings like sago, assorted jellies, and mochi that cannot be found anywhere else.

Petal Pusher Opens In Allentown

What started off in a flowery VW van, is now a full fledge flower boutique studio in Allentown. Samantha Reidy, owner of Petal Pusher, has pulled off a major victory for Allen Street, by creating a sensational new business that incorporates flower bouquets, a beer-wine-cider bar, and an inspirational family-friendly setting that is the perfect place to relax, socialize, and ponder the vibrant world of flower décor.

Skoob’s Village Grille

Located in the heart of Lancaster Village we are your local sports bar & restaurant with a full service event space. Our drool-worthy menu has your classic favorites plus the kicked-up pub food you’ve been craving. Try our Pot Roast Sandwich, our selection of Flatbread Pizzas, or our Chipotle and Avocado Burger! In our space, we host a wide variety of events including Trivia & Taco Tuesday, Wing Wednesday for 99¢ wings, Fish Fry Friday and occasional live music.

Digging into the gardening boom across Western New York

BUFFALO. N.Y. — There’s been a boom in gardening during the pandemic. In fact, according to the National Gardening Association, the pandemic led to more than 18 million new gardeners. There’s also been a growth in urban gardening. Both are bridging the gap in food deserts, plus, it’s...

Transit Road’s Forestview in Depew Going to Officially Close

First Louie's, now Forestview. UPDATE: I think it is important to note that this is not happening for a while, so go in and support still while you can!. Two of our favorite spots to go for late-night food after a fun night out are going to be a thing of the past. Well, Louie's Texas Hots already closed its doors earlier this year and now, Forestview is getting ready to close as well.


Traveling to a new city can be stressful for anyone, but it can be especially intimidating for wheelchair users. We want to make sure all travelers get to experience the best of what Buffalo has to offer, so Visit Buffalo Niagara has collaborated with Kate Hahn, a local adventurer, to put together a list of the best of accessible Buffalo.

7 Buffalo Beer Briefs to Know This Week: May 25

Each week we round up the best and biggest Buffalo beer news, releases, and events happening in Buffalo and Western New York. Here’s what’s trending:. Want to share your Buffalo/WNY beer news with us? Email!. 1. BriarBrothers Brewing to Open June 25 at Silos at Elks Street.