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Willis & Lowe, a local home decor store, has opened a second location at 807 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo.

The business, owned by Hal and Christy Petri, debuted at 5444 Main St. in Williamsville in November 1998. The Petris acquired a two-story structure, which had previously housed a Key Bank branch at the corner of Lancaster and Elmwood Avenues, and totally renovated the building to convert it to two floors of retail space.

The new location offers a variety of items for the home, including gourmet cookware, specialty food products, furniture, rugs, gifts, and decorative and seasonal items.

Junior Achievement gets grant from UPS

Junior Achievement of Western New York has received a $7,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of United Parcel Service.

The grant will be used to support Junior Achievement elementary programs at the Buffalo Elementary School of Technology #6, United Parcel Service's adopted school.

Junior Achievement is a not-for-profit economic education organization that taps volunteer consultants from the business world to teach youngsters about free enterprise and economics.

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