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Buffalo Business Report - Friday, October 24th 2014

The New York State Barge Canal has officially been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Business First notes the 450-mile-long canal system spans the state.  Included in the designation are 791 historical features.

This weekend marks the grand re-opening of the Just Pizza & Wing Co. location at 5445 Transit Road.

Only one week left to make a nomination for the 2015

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, October 23rd 2014

There is a "soft" opening for 30 new stores in a whole new wing at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls today.  There are five more stores set to open in the very near future.  An official ribbon-cutting will be held on November 7th.

As expected, the ECIDA approved a provision that will allow current tax breaks granted to Curtis Screw to be shifted to MacLean Curtis LLC,

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

In order to attract Toronto area customers, the Buffalo airport is laying out about $100,000 in a major media blitz.  The Toronto Star reports an ad on an electronic billboard along the Gardiner Expressway touts “Buffalow fares.”  There is also a television ad airing next month and a targeted Google Adwords buy.

Erie County Medical Center Corp. is planning a $3.2

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Mild weather and high demand have caused the operators of Hornblower Niagara Cruises to continue their season beyond Thanksgiving.  According to Business First, the extra five weeks will mark the first time that tour boats have remained active in the lower Niagara River past the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC has been selected by Merani Hospitality to

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, October 20th 2014

According to the AAA, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in the area is down a penny from a week ago to $3.53.  At the same time, the national price has dropped ten cents since last week to $3.10 per gallon.

A boost for Buffalo's beer business: Queen City Malting expects to be fully operational by December 1st in The Barrel Factory at 65 Vandalia Street. 

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, October 17th 2014

Two Amherst companies have been awarded NYPA contracts.  Business First reports Johnson Controls Inc. will do upgrades to the safety systems at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in Massena.  Hatch Associates Consultants Inc will provide an assessment of the control room equipment at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston.

Until October 31st, nominees are

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, October 16th 2014

A Sabres spokesperson tells WBEN that the Tim Hortons in HarborCenter will likely open October 30th.  The (716) restaurant will seat its first customers around November 1st.  The public grand opening of HarborCenter will come November 8th.

OneTouch Direct-NY, Inc. has opened its new Orchard Park location and will immediately begin hiring for 150 positions.  The company

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Vaccination rates for vaccine-preventable diseases are low in Western New York according to a new Univera Healthcare report.  Among the findings: only 30 percent of Western New York adults 18 to 64 get a seasonal flu shot.  You can find a link to the fact sheet here.


Multisorb Technologies Inc. has been sold to a group that includes the company’s senior

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, October 14th 2014

The 124-room Hilton Garden Inn is expected to welcome its first guest next week.  According to Business First, the building at 10 Lafayette is home to The Hamister Group’s corporate headquarters and 18 upscale apartments; 13 of which are leased.

On November 3rd, Fleet Feet Sports Buffalo co-owners Dan and Alice Loncto will sell their business to the co-owners of the two Rochester

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, October 13th 2014

The AAA reports the current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in WNY has dropped twelve cents in the past month, to $3.57 per gallon.  The current national average is $3.20 per gallon.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. approached CSX Corp. with a merger offer last week.  That potential marriage offer between North America’s

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, October 10th 2014

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority continues to review bids it received for the possible sale of the sprawling Terminal A and Terminal B buildings along Buffalo’s waterfront.  Business First reports a final decision from the NFTA staff and its board of commissioners may be made by the end of the year.

Tyson Foods Inc.’s Buffalo meat processing plant will close on

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, October 9th 2014

The Niagara County IDA has accepted an application for assistance from The Summit Outlets LP.  Summit Outlets LP is proposing to invest approximately $17.448 million for construction, site work and new equipment to renovate the former Summit Park Mall.  The project is expected to create 34 new jobs.

RealtyTrac has some interesting numbers concerning Home Equity Lines of

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, October 8th 2014

The Buffalo Planning Board has approved a $10.5 million project to renovate a pair of buildings at 295 Niagara Street into a mixed-use structure, anchored by 40 apartments.

Developer Rocco Termini's Dog e Style restaurant has set a Friday soft opening, with its grand opening next Wednesday. The eatery was built from two shipping containers.  It's front entrance is on Genesee

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, October 7th 2014

There's news from National Fuel that should warm you up ahead of winter.  The utility company predicts that customer bills are likely to decrease this winter by approximately 20 percent from last winter’s heating season.  That current forecast is
"provided we have a more normal 'Buffalo' winter," according to a National Fuel press release.


Buffalo Business Report - Monday, October 6th 2014

The local average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas is $3.62 in WNY, according to the AAA.

 Roar Logistics Inc. has opened a new office in Clearwater, Florida.  The logistics company is a subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation.  It's the 6th U.S. office for Roar.

Confie Seguros, a California-based industry consolidator,has purchased AA Insurance Services of
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