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Greg Dudley, the creative force behind Interlaken Boat Works, is yet another in a growing line of people from somewhere else who have come to the city of Buffalo and fallen in love. “This is a really interesting place,” he said at his workshop on the West Side. “There is just a lot of positivity about the city. When you work in the trades in New York City, you don’t get…

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At just 24 years old, Jake Moslow is an anomaly in his trade. The few fellow custom sign painters that remain have been in the industry for decades, many nearing retirement. But the creative force behind JM Signs can be found in his Black Rock studio working at his drafting table or 20-foot easel doing everything by hand—just like the old-timers. “I’ve always been in…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

When you walk into Dark Forest Chocolate in Lancaster, you are met with an intoxicating aroma. Their bean-to-bar process means that chocolate is being made in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week—and the smell is to die for, at least for visitors. “I can’t smell it anymore,” said co-owner Joanne Sundell with a laugh. “Maybe a little bit when I first come in, but by n…

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Kombucha is slowly catching on around the country as one of the hip new trends in health food, and Buffalo was at the forefront of the movement thanks to Bootleg Bucha, a kombucha brewer on the city’s West Side. The husband-and-wife team who founded and run the company, Heather Lucas and Jeff Empric, were early adopters of the fermented tea—and when they launched three …

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Take your holiday cards up a notch with greetings crafted in Buffalo by Witty Gritty Paper Co., Great Arrow Graphics and artists for WNY Book Arts Center.

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BreadHive is, at its heart, a cooperative enterprise: an employee-owned company of nine. Each of them works shifts making bread or manning the counter at their Connecticut Street storefront. So each of them has a stake in everything that goes on. “We started out as a worker cooperative,” said founder and owner Emily Stewart. “We now have 18 employees and nine total owne…

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The bakers at BreadHive believe the West Side’s water and air give their sourdough a distinctive character. From starter to oven to table, see how this customer favorite is made.

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Buffalo’s never been a city to shy away from a drink. From its bawdy Erie Canal days to its colorful brewing history and modern imbibing, every local hour can tend to be a good time for a Happy Hour. But since Prohibition reigned in the early 1900s, Nickel City distilling had been dry until 2012. Loosened state laws on farm distilleries allowed craft spirits to flow and…

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There is a fresh wave of innovation and optimism in Buffalo, and the city’s newest entrepreneurs are a big reason why. From the tremendously successful 43North competition to a steady stream of startups impacting Buffalo and beyond, the WNY community has become an unforeseen hub of entrepreneurism. We spoke with the founders and operators of five unique companies, all b…

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Greg Link, the artist behind the Cone Five Gallery, has become a businessman during his 23 years of crafting and selling pottery, but the art is what drives him. “I love creating,” Link said from his workspace in the back room of the gallery. “I’ve become a businessman by default. My passion is creating, I love coming into the shop at night when it’s closed up and I can…