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Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks made a notable trade Thursday involving four players and three draft picks. But perhaps what made it more notable is that it is the first trade between the two National Lacrosse League franchises owned by Pegula Sports & Entertainment since Kim and Terry Pegula were granted an expansion franchise in Rochester. PSE ann…

Bills

A Pegula Sports & Entertainment executive told a group of Buffalo expats gathered in the city on Thursday that the company's studies on New Era Field and KeyBank Center are about halfway done. Ron Raccuia, PSE executive vice president of licensing  and branded merchandise, said the review of both facilities has been wide-ranging, according to a Business First accoun…

Buffalo

From the Niagara Thruway, Buffalo's Cobblestone District looks like a neighborhood with a handful of old industrial buildings, a large casino and a bunch of parking lots. But to Carl and William Paladino, it's a land of opportunity, ripe with potential for future development by taking advantage of underused sites. That's been the case for decades, but it's even more …

Beauts

The dispute over who owns the name and logo of the Buffalo Beauts appears headed for federal district court. The National Women’s Hockey League has filed a request for declaratory judgement in response to a cease-and-desist letter from Buffalo Beauts Hockey, the subsidiary of Pegula Sports and Entertainment that has operated the team. In a complaint filed this week i…

Beauts

If the National Women’s Hockey League is to have a Buffalo franchise, the team is not expected to be called the Buffalo Beauts unless an impasse is resolved between the league and Pegula Sports and Entertainment. PSE had a verbal agreement to return control of the Beauts to the league, but the NWHL has not signed the separation paperwork and the deadline has passed, a s…

Gusto

Let the beer experiments begin in the Cobblestone District. Labatt Brew House, a new innovation brewery and the first of its kind under the Labatt name, will open Saturday alongside KeyBank Center. Your grandfather will likely embrace the industrial feel of the place – the exposed ceilings, metal trimmings and wooden tabletops – but he never had a Labatt beer the lik…

Food and Drink

Buffalo could well become the birthplace of the next big Labatt beer. If it does, the owners of the city's football and hockey team will deserve some of the kudos. That was the message representatives from Labatt USA and Pegula Sports & Entertainment shared Thursday during a walk-through at Labatt House, a $20 million collaborative project between the companies n…

Business

The parent company of Labatt USA will welcome more than 700 employees and wholesalers from across the United States to Buffalo in mid-October for its annual sales meeting. "This is an incredibly exciting time for Labatt in Buffalo," said Josh Halpern, chief sales officer with North American Breweries, which owns Labatt USA, as well as brewing companies that include Gene…

TV

Local TV viewers will notice some changes in the announcing lineup for Buffalo Bills this season, and they include the hiring of a fan favorite. Fred Jackson, who played nine seasons with the Bills and was the host of his own TV show on WBBZ-TV, will team with Rochester sportscaster Mike Catalana on "Bills Tonight," the postgame show carried on MSG after regular-season …

Bandits

Could Pegula Sports and Entertainment own both sides of one of the fiercest rivalries in the National Lacrosse League? The Pegulas, who have owned the Buffalo Bandits since 2011, are in line to add a Rochester-based NLL team to their stable of sports franchises according to a report from Inside Lacrosse. The question is whether it will be the Knighthawks or a new organi…

Buffalo

Terry and Kim Pegula's company won city approval Monday for some modifications to their planned Labatt House brewery building at 79 Perry St. Pegula Sports & Entertainment used archived photos and records to change the appearance of the windows and doors along the ground-floor retail and commercial space on Perry Street. That provides "a little better baseline," …

Gusto

Lauren Hall will be leaving Channel 4 News for a job with Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Hall will stay through the end of the May “sweeps” rating period before joining Pegula in June. Her new title will be off-field, off-ice multimedia journalist. In that role, she will do features highlighting the Bills’ and Sabres’ community involvement for BuffaloBills.com and Sabre…

Featured

The owner of Oliver’s plans to open a modern steakhouse in the Avant building. David Schutte, who bought Oliver’s in 2013, leads a group replacing the current Della Terra restaurant with SEAR, according to a news release. “The restaurant will showcase an innovative menu featuring a wide variety of chef-driven steak cut selections with a new, modern twist,” the release sa…

Featured

The owner of Oliver’s plans to open a modern steakhouse in the Avant building. David Schutte, who bought Oliver’s in 2013, leads a group replacing the current Della Terra restaurant with SEAR, according to a news release. “The restaurant will showcase an innovative menu featuring a wide variety of chef-driven steak cut selections with a new, modern twist,” the release sa…