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April 24, 1984: From sandwich board to restaurateur

Tucker Curtin now owns four successful Buffalo restaurants and has even been mentioned as a candidate for mayor.  However, The Buffalo News was there in 1984 when, as a 14-year-old, he took his first steps into Buffalo business:

Young man sells self as sandwich board, plugs gala at Shea's

"Tucker Curtin was a half-century in the future when the Wurlitzer at Shea's made its 1925 debut, and the restoration work alone has spanned his entire elementary school career. But Shea's just days before the gala return concert didn't need another historian or music buff -- it needed someone willing to walk in the rain.

"When Tucker stepped out this morning, it was all business -- and the business, it turns out, is his own."

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