From Business Today:
After standing vacant for years in the City of Tonawanda, the former Tonawanda Armory has come back to life as the Tonawanda Castle. Mostafa Tanbakuchi bought the giant building seven years ago for $70,000 and started a rehab labor of love. Today the castle hosts weddings and other events and offers tours. Neighboring businesses are ecstatic at the transformation and at the traffic it promises to bring to the city.
New Era, the glamorous local company that make caps for Major League Baseball, the NFL and college teams, has brought more and more work to its Derby plant since deciding last year to close its Alabama facility. New machinery and more hiring to come bode well for the local operations for a company whose work can be seen at almost every professional sporting event.
Recckio's Bowling Center in South Buffalo has been a hang out for generations. Since the days when boys set pins by hand, the bowling alley has hosted dates, birthday parties and of course leagues. When the Recckio family decided to sell, they found a bowling center operator who vows to keep things going. David Sears says he is spiffing up the place for the next generation of bowlers.