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For many people in the Southtowns, Southwestern Boulevard is the route to New Era Field, the home of the Buffalo Bills. When they hear "Southwestern," they'll likely utter the first thought that comes to mind: "How many traffic lights can I get through without stopping?" One reason to stop before or after a journey to a Bills game would be Pamp's Red Zone Bar & Gril…

Business

Bank of America will move an operations center, with employees in various business lines, to Elma from West Seneca. The bank has signed a lease for space in the Jamison Business Park, at 611 Jamison Road, and will move there by the end of the second quarter of 2019, said Tara Burke, a bank spokeswoman. Bank of America will leave 2970 Transit Road in West Seneca, an 89,0…

Food and Drink

West Seneca doesn’t make the usual shortlists for international tourist destinations in the Niagara Frontier. So when I heard that Canadian citizens have been making it a destination, I wondered why. West Seneca doesn’t have a Walden Galleria, a world-renowned waterfall or even a factory outlet mall. But it does have Mandy’s Café. When I visited for dinner, I saw Ont…

Business

Bank of America will renovate its location at 4049 Seneca St. in West Seneca, starting Aug. 14. The project will include a refreshed ATM, new paint and carpeting, customer Wi-Fi and new furniture. The project should be completed at the end of October.

Crime

West Seneca police asked for the public's help Sunday morning in identifying two burglary suspects who broke into two restaurants during the early morning hours of July 22. The suspects first broke into Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill at 1537 Union Road, and then broke into a second unidentified restaurant on Harlem Road an hour later, where a safe was taken, police sai…

Business

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday approved a package of $897,500 in property and sales tax breaks for a $6 million expansion project by a 37-year-old freight rail car manufacturer based in West Seneca. Ebenezer Railcar Services wants to more than double the size of its facility at 1005 Indian Church Road. The employee-owned company has a 67,462-…

Buffalo

If she can avoid it, Robin Ripple does not go to the state-operated Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services offices in West Seneca. Beyond all else, she faces a logistical challenge. Ripple, of North Tonawanda, uses a wheelchair. Getting out there demands either finding a ride, or taking a bus that requires two transfers and then shuttling in, which is frus…

Business

A 37-year-old freight rail car manufacturer based in West Seneca wants to more than double the size of its facility, with help from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Ebenezer Railcar Services Inc. has applied for a package of tax breaks to support its $6 million expansion at 1005 Indian Church Road. The employee-owned company currently has a 67,462-square-f…

Food and Drink

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, grilling season is here as well as ice cream season. Bob Cartonia is ready for both. He founded Country Peddlers on Orchard Park Road in West Seneca in 1990, which features a small grocery store, farm-fresh produce, a butcher counter and his signature Ice Cream Shoppe. With 28 years behind him and three generations working at the bu…

Buffalo

A Buffalo real estate investor and property manager has acquired a 62-unit apartment and office complex in West Seneca, paying the Florida-based seller $2.7 million. Gregory Suffoletto, through 770 Mill LLC, bought the Queen's Court Apartments at 770 Mill Road and 4185 Seneca St. from Ansar and Almas Ahmed of Windermere, Fla. He paid $2.43 million for the apartments and…

Gusto

There is no love more pure than the love of a child. Such wide-eyed adoration imprints its subjects on tender souls, malleable as 24-karat gold, before experience of the wider world alloys them with disappointment. This helps explain why you might travel the globe, sampling its elixirs and delicacies, only to find that nothing moves you quite like the beef on weck and malt…

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In an age of text messaging, of digital immediacy, Dallas Goreham had an old-school problem. The 11-year-old discovered a most unlikely note last Wednesday afternoon in a bottle on a beach in Nova Scotia, a note apparently written almost 18 years ago by a woman who turned out to be from Western New York. Yet it took a little while to figure out those origins. Dallas …

Amherst

A California real estate investment firm has acquired three former Sunoco gas stations and convenience stores in Erie County, picking up two locations in West Seneca and a third in Amherst for nearly $5 million. San Diego-based Realty Income Corp. paid $1.8 million for the store property at 5665 Seneca and $1.779 million for the property at 1440 Union Road, both in West…

Business

Real estate investors Dimitri and Nicholas Tzetzo snapped up two more apartment properties in the Southtowns late last week, buying the Creekside Court Apartments in Boston and a 12-unit building in West Seneca. Tzetzo Companies, through their Oakridge MFR Holdings LLC entity, paid $1.6 million for Creekside, at 5400, 5450, 5451, 5454 and 5466 Creekside Court. Locate…

West Seneca volunteer firefighters are on the scene of a working fire on Miller Avenue in the town, West Seneca Police confirmed Tuesday night. The fire started in the basement of a 1 1/2 story house, according to police. There were residents living in the home, police said. Additional details were unavailable.