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Three longtime employees who were fired by Spot Coffee said they were illegally terminated for their involvement in unionization efforts. Their co-workers staged a protest Wednesday in hopes of getting them reinstated, and vowed to keep fighting for workers' rights. Spot Coffee Chief Executive Officer Anton Ayoub, in an email response Wednesday to The Buffalo News, said…

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Actor-director John Krasinski, perhaps best known for his role as Jim Halpert in "The Office," has been spotted frequently in the Buffalo area over the last month while scouting locations and preparing to shoot "A Quiet Place 2," the sequel to a horror film that debuted last April. On Thursday, Orchard Park was Krasinski's primary stomping grounds, with sightings at Spo…

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It's 11:11 p.m. on Feb. 21. Canadian rock band Arkells finished a show in the Town Ballroom, ending an album-spanning set strong with a cover of ABBA’s "Dancing Queen," showering the audience in vibrant confetti. This was the end - for most of the band members - of their first of two nights in Buffalo where the group would play two sold-out concerts and two pop-up acous…

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A Spot Coffee Express Cafe is now open in the new West Seneca Community Center & Library (1300 Union Road, West Seneca). The cafe serves the usual Spot beverages (coffee, tea, espresso and blender drinks) along with multiple food options from baked goods to desserts, breakfast and lunch and lighter fare. The cafe is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is accessible…

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Downtown North Tonawanda will soon see two major developments: the opening of a nano brewery and an overhaul of the former North Tonawanda History Museum building that will bring a SPoT Coffee and other new tenants to the street. The former G.C. Murphy's department store at 54 Webster St. is about to get a significant face-lift. The aluminum and glass façade will be red…

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A Spot Coffee franchise in Snyder is set to open next month, the latest in a recent growth spurt for the company. Work to build out the coffee shop at 4610 Main St., just east of Harlem Road in a 2,400-square foot building that previously housed Tabree Restaurant, should finish up late next week, said Dan Hensley, Spot Coffee's chief operating officer. The chain then wi…

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Flying Bison brews with Spot Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will celebrate the Kentucky Derby with the release of whiskey barrel-aged Spot Coffee Stout in bottles on May 5. The beer will be released to the sounds of live bluegrass music at both Flying Bison’s taproom and in Buffalo Distilling Company (860 Seneca St.), with breaks for Derby viewing as well…

Erie County

Two local food chains, Just Pizza and Spot Coffee, are offering something new –  drive-thru locations. Spot Coffee has eight locations and plans to add its first drive-thru lane at 5205 Transit Road in the Eastgate Plaza after getting the go-ahead from the Clarence Town Board for a special-exception use permit on Wednesday. The Spot Coffee drive-thru will be complete…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Not only is Feb. 9 Fat Tuesday and Paczki Day, but National Bagel Day. Why not add a few extra carbs to your routine? In the interest of research (and because we had nothing better to do) my 16-year-old niece Emma (and photographer for this story) hit up popular bagel joints to taste test bagels found there is an entire Saturday bagel culture out there — all the places we…

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Our toes are numb. Our fingers resemble icicles. We are in desperate need of a winter warm-up from the inside out (and a darn good reason to leave the house). The best way to meet Mother Nature head on is from the safety of a bar stool (or similar) with a hot drink in hand. Something steamy to bring a body back from the deep freeze. We talked to a few area establishments…

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Alton Brown is one of the most well-known foodies in the world, by virtue of his many food-centric shows over the years. Now he can add another line to his resume: Western New York food aficionado. Brown, who was in town over the weekend for with his live stage show, “Edible Inevitable Tour” at the University at Buffalo, apparently spent many of his waking hours in searc…

Food and Drink

Fall is for anoraks and boots. For pumpkins, parties and leaf-raking. And, especially as winter draws closer, for hot, rich drinks that make us feel autumnal to the bone. Even if the rest of the year you’re a plain-coffee-no-cream sort – like us, we’ll admit – somehow in the fall the idea of a latte, flavored with spice and thickly coated with cream, seems just right. …