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Remember buying cassette singles at Cavages? What about shopping with your mom at Jenss department store? My sister and I used to turn the mannequins' glass eyes so they were looking in different directions. That same sister always grumbled about stopping at Waldenbooks because she knew she would have to drag me out. And don't even get me started on Child World. I ca…

Five Star Bank's parent company withdrew a $40 million common stock offering, only three days after announcing it. Warsaw-based Financial Institutions said it withdrew the offering last Thursday "because of unstable conditions in the U.S. capital markets over the last several days, which the company believes are not conducive to completing a successful public offering …

The former Gilda's Club of Western New York has a new owner: Canisius High School. The Jesuit school will transform the mansion into a fine and performing arts center. Its first floor will have an art gallery and special event venue. It is also developing plans for a music rehearsal space, individual practice space, a recording studio and classrooms devoted to archite…

Walden Galleria has a new breakout food star. Dough Boyz, a purveyor of edible raw cookie dough, opened at the mall last Tuesday and has been drawing crowds ever since. Lines regularly snake outside the store and into the corridor. There are roughly a dozen flavors, including chocolate chip, peanut butter and red velvet. The dough is scooped like ice cream into cones…

Wegmans will expand its footprint with a move into Washington, D.C. The Rochester-based grocer will anchor a redevelopment of the Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington, D.C. Wegmans has stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia.          

Dr. Jeremy P. Doak's philosophy on medicine is simple – fix those broken bones and get on with life. "It's also kind of like a glorified body mechanic," said Doak, a North Tonawanda native who returned to Buffalo to work at Women & Children's Hospital after his medical school stint at the University of Florida and residency work. His career chart includes put…

The owner of the Northtown Plaza has reeled in one of the big-name retailers from its wish list. L.L. Bean has signed a lease to open its first store in the area at the Amherst shopping plaza, according to a document filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office. The venerable outdoor retailer is the second tenant publicly identified for the plaza on Sheridan Drive near …

The three local construction executives indicted in the Buffalo Billion bribery and bid-rigging case are seeking to have the charges dismissed, or – if that fails – at least to be tried separately from the other defendants in the indictment. The federal indictment described four different conspiracies around the state, including in Buffalo, with eight defendant…

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending April 14, 2017. AKRON • 7 Lewis Road, HUD to Brenda Baker; Edward D. Baker, $75,000. AMHERST • 2387 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Ghi Ventures to Romar Industrial Plaza, $1,900,000. • 54 Hampton Hill Drive, Raymond U. Wopperer to Susan F. …

It was 2 a.m. Palm Sunday. Computer screens across Erie County Medical Center flashed white with bright red words: "What happened to your files?" The ransom demands began with hot pink text. "Step1: You must send us 1.7 BitCoin for each affected PC OR 24 BitCoins to receive ALL Private Keys for ALL affected PC's." Hackers had encrypted the hospital's files and wan…

People are calling it the Big Move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The one-mile move from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo on Bryant Street to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital at Ellicott and High streets in November is a major undertaking. So major that Kaleida Health, which operates the hospital, put out a bulletin on its website looking …

A judge this week granted a summary judgment in a lawsuit by former Buffalo Jills cheerleaders against the Buffalo Bills and others over wages – ruling that the Jills were employees, not independent contractors. The lawsuit had contended that under a 1995 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, the Jills are non-exempt employees, not independent contractors as t…

NIAGARA FALLS – The Wound Center of Niagara has quite a few reliable tools to treat some of the most stubborn wounds that people can have, though only a few have shown the potential of Aurix. "Right now, it's a trial treatment, not a standard therapy," said Dr. Michal Mitchell, one of seven physicians affiliated with the wound center. "It's a unique trial because it's…

Cross-border trade is part of the everyday rhythm of business for many companies in the Buffalo Niagara region and Southern Ontario. John Darby, president of Niagara Transformer Corp. in Cheektowaga, has experienced that firsthand. His family-owned manufacturing company sold its first transformer to a Canadian customer in 1947; today, Canada accounts for 30 percent o…