Militello's Complete Luggage and Leather Goods Center, a longtime local business in the University Heights district, will close its doors.
Established as a shoe repair store in 1946, Militello's transitioned to luggage sales and repairs under the second-generation family ownership of Dominic Militello. When he retired in 1984, longtime employee Wayne R. Bush bought the business. Bush, who had worked at the store since 1979, died in September.
No closing date has been set, but the store is expected to close up shop by the end of February or March, according to Bush's daughter, Amy Giambanco.
Militello's is located at 3400 Main St., across from the University at Buffalo South Campus.