New Bar – Misuta Chow’s

When it comes to living in a big city like Buffalo, you tend to believe you’ve seen it all. Just when you think there is nothing else that could possibly grab your attention, something comes out of nowhere and blows you away. That something just happens to be a new bar with an incredibly unique atmosphere.

Misuta Chows is a new bar and restaurant located on Main Street Buffalo. This 2-floor building is set up to look like and resemble the back alleys of Japan. The first floor has the main bar and the restaurant, which offers an incredible menu of Japanese and American fusion. The second floor is just as fun as the first! When you go up the stairs to the upper level you are in for a treat. Get ready to feel like a kid again with an arcade room featuring popular games from the 80s’ like Pinball, Rampage, Skeeball, and Pac-Man. Between both floors of the bar, you are in for a great time. There is only one tv in the whole building so expect a very social night. As for the drinks, the menu offers a wide variety of special Japanese style drinks, local beers, and many other bar classics. If you are interested in a unique experience, then you should head on over to Misuta Chows. The official grand opening is August 3rd!

Here at Red Door Real Estate we always support new ideas unique experiences. If you find yourself in Buffalo trying to find the right place to start your business stop by our office or just give us a call!


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Buffalo, NY 14222

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Behind the Red Door: My Experience as an Intern

For those of you who don’t know, my name is Ashley and I am currently an intern at Red Door Real Estate WNY in Buffalo, NY. I’ve been an intern since late May and will be finishing up at the beginning of August. With only a few days of my internship left, I am nearing the end of my journey at Red Door. For my final blog, I wanted to let you, whoever you may be, know about my experience as an intern.

A Little Bit of Background:

First and foremost, I think it’s important to mention how I got here, including some of my skills and experiences that led to me coming about this internship. I am currently a student at Alfred University and will be graduating in December 2018 with a BA in Communication Studies and Sociology. Throughout my years in college, I, like many other students, am no stranger to questioning and reexamining what I want to do with my life and in what capacity I want to do it. I knew I loved communications and decided to pursue that as my primary major to hopefully explore some avenues to apply my passions. After taking on many college classes in high school, I was able to pick up a second major in Sociology to enhance and expand my knowledge.

However, despite the fact that it appears as though I know what I wish to pursue after leaving college, I have no idea. And by no idea, I mean not a single ounce of certainty in regards to my career path. So during this past April, I began to browse for summer internships. I have always had a job during the summers previous, but never an official internship. That thought was overwhelming and quite scary. I constantly felt as though I was behind, and still do if we’re honest. And despite getting good grades and taking a bunch of classes to be a well-rounded student, whatever that means, I had no practical real-world experience outside of my minimum wage jobs that simply pay the college bills. I originally applied to an extremely notable college program for the summer, but got to the last round of interviews and ultimately didn’t get the job. After which, I began to research and apply to as many internships as I possibly could, many of which fell through almost immediately because I was starting so late. The acceptances I did receive; I wasn’t thrilled about. I was blindly applying to as many opportunities as I could, in hopes that something would stand out.

Eventually, after countless hours of experiencing an existential crisis, I found a marketing internship at Red Door Real Estate WNY posted on As my eyes glanced over the job description I thought, “Hey, I could do this.” And, as it turns out, spoiler alert, I could. I applied for the job, had an interview with Liz, and then was hired for the summer. Upon first receiving the offer for the internship, I immediately noticed how willing Red Door was to accommodate and work around my schedule for the internship. I was able to pick my start and end dates as well as the hours that would work for me. They were also more than helpful in setting up and working with me to gain academic credit for my internship.

So, after finishing the spring semester, I packed up my things and moved to Buffalo for my new internship, and have been here ever since. What I want to talk about though, is what this internship really consists of. Essentially I want to go over some of the pros and cons I’ve experienced during my time here. In this, I’m going to be honest about what made this internship great, and what I personally thought fell short. Don’t get me wrong this is a positive review overall, but I think that it’s important to mention the cons and would be wrong not to.

Payment v. Experience

While this internship was extremely beneficial as well as enjoyable for me personally, because the internship is unpaid the lack of financial compensation will ultimately and understandably hinder some individuals from taking part. Being a broke college student, I really had to work to be able to afford to do this internship, and I understand that this isn’t a possibility for everyone. I was lucky enough to be able to stay with a friend rent-free as well as have enough money saved up to pay all my necessary bills over the summer.

On the other hand, as an intern, you’re being compensated in other ways than simply payment. You’re learning valuable skills and putting a relevant and practical experience on your resume that will hopefully open up a lot of doors of other color variations. Further, it shows employers that you find skills more valuable than money and that you’re willing to make that tradeoff to learn and grow as a young professional.

The job itself:

If it wasn’t obvious, being an intern isn’t always glamorous. You can be stuck doing tasks that don’t necessarily inspire or motivate you in any capacity. Some tasks are mundane, others boring, some you just won’t personally enjoy. One thing that I’ve struggled the most with was writing blogs. You know this thing you’re reading right now, yeah, not the biggest fan. My first blog about the best ice-cream places in Buffalo was easy because I came up with the idea almost immediately, but things swiftly went downhill from there. I didn’t realize just how many blogs I would have to write in such a short amount of time. As someone who has never written a blog, but has almost exclusively written in terms of academia, this was hard for me to learn. I constantly and consistently had no idea what to write about and frequently asked my boss for inspiration. And when I would sit down to write blogs, I just couldn’t be bothered.

However, the good that came out of it was that it challenged me. It challenged me to write in a way I had very little experience with. I have become a more versatile writer and have enhanced my ability to self-edit and be confident in what I was putting out in the world. When I write a paper for university, I have many opportunities over the course of weeks to revise and re-edit so that its final draft is in pristine condition for an audience of one. This is something I really didn’t have the opportunity to do with blogs. Often I would have to come up with an idea, research, write, and edit it all within the same day. After writing numerous blogs about a variety of different topics, I ended up finding blogs I really enjoyed writing. The point is, while you may end up doing something you won’t enjoy, you’ll end up learning far more from it than you ever expected.

While you may be occasionally stuck doing something you don’t enjoy, there are a lot of things that you’ll do that you will enjoy, some that you won’t know about until you actually do them. This internship gives you the opportunity to try and learn many different things, and the only thing limiting you is yourself. You will get out of this internship exactly what you put into it, that’s something important to remember.

Some really great pros   

I made connections with the wonderful team here at Red Door. Their willingness to help and determination for me to get the most out of my short time here was overwhelming in the best way possible. Every team member here has taught me invaluable skills not limited to marketing. I am a better person and better professional because of Red Door. I also learned so much about myself. I was given a platform to excel and thrive in areas that I was good at, but also the ability to fail and learn from things I wasn’t as well versed in.

I was also given the opportunity to take part in some amazing experiences I hadn’t originally expected to be a part of. I was able to do some wonderful volunteer work with VolunteerWNY, I attended the Facebook Community Boost where I learned a lot about social media, and I also was able to ride along with my boss on some house flips to see the world of real estate from a first-hand view. These experiences really stand out to me when looking back on this internship, they were some of the most rewarding as well as the most influential.

The thing about the pros and cons is, you will always have to take them together. No matter how you slice it. There were days during this internship that I would rather be anywhere else in the world. But I loved this internship despite everything else. Some days I struggled, others I thrived, but I was lucky enough to have an internship where I was equally respected and valued each and every single one of those days.


If nothing else, I consider this a personal reflection of my time here at Red Door. It was a time of personal growth in many aspects of my life. I found new interests, reconnected with someone I hadn’t seen in a long while, gained a new bullet point on my resume, and gained admiration for a small business I didn’t know about six months ago. All in all, this experience was truly eye-opening for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it and will take many lessons with me long after I’ve left Red Door.

If you’re considering doing an internship, you should. Check out Red Door’s Facebook page to see what kind of content you’ll be creating, look at our job posting on Indeed, or send in your resume to Liz at

By: Ashley Dressig


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Buffalo’s Famous Chicken Wings!

The first thing that most people think about when they first hear Buffalo is, of course, the famous Buffalo chicken wings! Every native Buffalonian has their own opinion of what restaurant has the best chicken wings in Buffalo, but here are of few of the most popular chicken wing spots that you must try!

The famous Anchor Bar dates all the way back to 1964 when its chicken wings were first created by Teresa Bellissimo with her secret recipe that she made on a whim for some friends. The homemade chicken wings were such a big hit that she then decided to put them on the menu for the Anchor Bar, not before long the chicken wing became a staple for her restaurant! Anchor Bar has since expanded gradually into the franchise that it is today with several locations all around WNY but also in other areas like Texas and Canada. Anchor Bar sells bottles of their special sauce, apparel, and other merchandise for their most avid customers online or in stores. For those who live out of town and wish to have a piece of the Anchor Bar, it’s right at their fingertips!

Another famous chicken wing restaurant in Buffalo and a personal favorite of mine is Duffs! Duffs is known for its famous chicken wings that were introduced in 1969. Duffs first began serving chicken wings at their original location in Amherst which is still their most popular restaurant! The majority of people go to Duffs to get their mouth-watering chicken wings, however, Duffs also has a large menu for those who are looking to get something other than chicken wings. Do you live far from Buffalo? Not to worry! Duffs has partnered with Foody Direct to deliver you its famous chicken wings; you can now order up to 100 of your favorite wings to wherever you are!

A local chicken wing restaurant right down the street from us at Red Door is Wing King 716! This is a restaurant strictly for chicken wings. Wing King offers a plethora of different wing flavors, over 50 to be exact! On the menu, there are flavors that you wouldn’t even imagine to be delicious! One of their most popular flavors the loganberry flavored chicken wing! This is definitely a must when taste-testing different wings around Buffalo!

As if all of these famous chicken wing restaurants weren’t enough, there is the annual Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival to kick off the month of September! On Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival takes place downtown at Coca-Cola Field. The chicken wing fest started in 2002 by the “wing king” Drew Cerza to celebrate the great Buffalo-style chicken wing! This is a weekend when all your favorite chicken wing restaurants come together so you can enjoy them all at once! There are 191 restaurants that take part in the festival and a total of 2.4 million wings are consumed just within these two days! We are looking forward to seeing you at the chicken wing fest in September!

By: Regan Sheets

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Taco Tuesday in Buffalo: 2018 Edition

If you keep up to date with blogs posted from Red Door, then you’ll know that last August we posted a blog about places to spend taco Tuesday in Buffalo. But since then, we’ve had a lot of delicious taco places come to Buffalo, and they’re just too good to leave out. Here’s a list of some newer taco places, as well as a few honorable mentions that can’t be left out if we’re going to talk tacos. Oh, and you’re welcome.

Taqueria Ranchos Las Delicias

First up is an authentic Mexican restaurant located on Niagara St. in Buffalo. You can grab their specialty, tacos, on Tuesday for only $1.99 each. But the party doesn’t stop there, you can enjoy Margarita Mondays with $1.99 house margaritas, or stop by on Saturday to enjoy tacos and salsa with entertainment by D.J. Jowel. But if you’re feeling like staying in for tacos, you can have it delivered on UberEats. There’s no excuse to not to have tacos.


Casa Azul

Casa Azul prides itself on their tradition and values that are brought to life through innovation. Its exciting menu features dishes that touch on the past, present, and future to bring customers delicious food they won’t be able to stop thinking about. Feast on tacos such as its al pastor, chicken, shrimp, fish, sweetbread and many more. Oh, did we mention they have $2 taco Tuesdays? Go check them out on Genesee street here in Buffalo.

Aguacates Mexican Bar & Grill

Aguacates is located just down the street from us here at Red Door at 765 Elmwood Ave. Its menu features a wide range of authentic Mexican dishes that don’t disappoint. The restaurant truly cares and values their customers’ thoughts and opinions. They love hearing feedback and doing whatever they can to make your experience great. Dive into some of their tacos including Carne Asada (steak), De Pollo Asado (grilled chicken), A La Diabla (steak, onions, and sausage) and De Chorizo (Mexican sausage).

Deep South Taco

Deep South Taco can be found in three locations, on Ellicott St, Hertel Ave, and on Transit Road in Lancaster. What makes it special is its unique outside patio with yellow doors leading to a fun place to eat and relax. It captures the essence of the south in their signature tacos that truly stand out amongst other tacos in Buffalo. Don’t believe me? Go and try one of their signature tacos like their Texas Taco, the Scorpion Taco if you prefer your tacos to be the hottest in the world, The Walking Taco, or the Tostada de Hongos.

Lloyd Taco Factory

Last, but most certainly not least is Lloyd’s Taco Truck. Did you really think we could possibly leave out Lloyds from our list of places to grab a taco? Lloyd’s made their start in 2010 with their food truck, and have since expanded to two restaurants which can be found in Buffalo as well as Williamsville. It is one of Buffalo’s most well known and praised taco location. Their food is all hormone free and their flavors are out of this world. They have taken the concept of a taco and have truly made it their own. Whether you live in Buffalo or are just visiting if you haven’t tried Lloyd’s you’re seriously missing out.

Try spicing up your Tuesday night by immersing yourself into Mexican culture and delicious tacos. Did we leave out your favorite taco place? Let us know! All of us foodies are always looking to find great new discoveries. Are you craving a new home closer to Buffalo’s delicious food? Come and check us out at Red Door Real Estate WNY, you can give us a call at 716-768-1177.

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In the Buff: The World Naked Bike Experience

It was a rainy, but warm summer evening, Saturday, July 14th. Just as the rain subsided, the clothes came off. At a secret location, we gathered, in various forms of undress. Our motivations for doing this “crazy” thing varied. Some of us wanted to feel liberated from our clothes and were given this opportunity. Others simply wanted to express themselves and bring attention to the fact that nudity isn’t really a big deal. But all of us were united in protesting car culture and promoting the use of cycling as a legitimate form of transportation, one which is often overlooked as an efficient, healthy, and green form of getting around, especially in urban environments. Besides that, cyclists don’t get the type of respect they deserve from drivers. Drivers often won’t take cyclists seriously and this contributes to dangerous cycling conditions. We all know somebody who has or has personally experienced being in a cycling accident due to a motor vehicle driver not paying enough attention.

Screaming slogans such as “Less gas more ass!” and “Burn fat, not oil!” we set out on what was practically a bike parade through some of Buffalo’s most prominent neighborhoods, including Elmwood Village, Allentown, and the West Side. Crowds of people waited for our arrival, especially at Bidwell, but most people were surprised, often pleasantly so. There was an infectious vibe of positivity, happiness, and activism that accompanied us on our ride, and we saw this reflected in the wide smiles of the people we passed.

The ride ended with an afterparty; the music, people, and festive atmosphere brought a beautiful and celebratory end to the event. Participating in the ride alone, I came out with new friends and a truly transcendent experience that I never thought I would know. This type of thing can’t happen everywhere, so once more I was reminded of how cool and unique Buffalo truly is. In the summer Buffalo bursts with culture, positivity, and energy as the people embrace the perfect weather, and The World Naked Bike Ride is a testament to this.

By: David Reuveni, Red Door Intern

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Getting Connected: Facebook Community Boost Buffalo

From July 9th through July 11th, SUNY Erie City Campus hosted the Facebook Community Boost, a free event that held workshops, business training, and networking. Over the span of these three days, there were a variety of different courses offered that were designed to teach local businesses and professionals more about social media and how to utilize it. It provided the opportunity to connect with other local businesses, grow personal networks, get specific training, and learn and improve digital and social media skills. Classes ranged from how to get started with social media, boost your business, boost your marketing, and how to boost your connections.

As a member of Red Door, several other interns and I attended this three-day learning extravaganza to not only learn to improve our ability to do our jobs, but also take away valuable information that will help us far after we’ve left the Red Door family.

During this event, Facebook offered different classes in one of three locations every hour, giving attendees choice of which skills they wish to improve on or to begin learning something completely new. The classes were extremely user-friendly and hands-on, they gave beginners information to get started as well as gave people who were more adept, the opportunity to push their own boundaries and capabilities.

Not only were the classes themselves extremely insightful, but what was happening outside the classroom doors was equally as beneficial. When you weren’t soaking up new information like a sponge, Facebook offered the opportunity to get one-on-one advice from a variety of social media professionals or talk with businesses such as WordPress, M&T Bank, and Amazon Web Services. Further, there was a booth designed to teach attendees about Facebook Blueprint, a site that offers over 80 15-minute tutorials at no cost to understand different components of Facebook.

After attending all three days of this wonderful event, I took away more than I ever could’ve expected. Even though I personally don’t own a small business, I got the chance to hear and be inspired by the stories of just a handful of the local businesses in the Buffalo area. They walked me through their struggles, their triumphs, and why they do what they do. The Facebook Community Boost not only gave individuals the opportunity to grow their business and expand their knowledge, but also the chance to meet and learn from some of the inspiring individuals that can be found right here in Buffalo.

What really made this event special, though, was the eagerness of the speakers from Facebook to give guidance and support to the local community. There was a sense of admiration that radiated off the stage during all of the presentations that was unmistakable. The speakers didn’t merely step on stage and start speaking at those who surrounded them. Rather, they interacted and collaborated with the local professionals treating them as peers willing and wanting to learn. Everyone from the Facebook team arrived with a positive attitude and made themselves readily available to anyone and everyone who wanted to ask them questions. They helped to cultivate a welcoming environment to grow at your own pace that felt nothing less than authentic.

Perhaps you’re thinking: So, what’s the point? I’m reading about an event that already happened there’s nothing more I can do.

The area of Buffalo is brimming with local businesses and professionals whose knowledge and experience is absolutely invaluable. My point is to get connected. Connect with the businesses in your area and ask them their stories. Teach each other and learn from each other. Collaborate with and inspire one another. Connect with Buffalo online and in person. Utilize learning services offered to you, like Facebook Blueprint, but also utilize what’s happening right outside your front door.

Even after Facebook has long left the Queen City, the people and the community that make Buffalo special will always be here.

Speaking of Facebook, have you checked out our page yet? Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on new local listings, and fun news and events in the Buffalo area.

By: Ashley Dressig


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Intern Regan’s Experience at the Facebook Community Boost in Buffalo!

Did you know that the average person spends 80 hours a month on the internet? We are all guilty of getting sidetracked on our computers and phones! With each day there is something new to see on the internet because this is where people spend most of their time. Through Facebook, and other media platforms, expanding businesses are generating customers through ads on the internet because it is quick and easy for the customer.

This week I attended the Facebook community boost workshop created to provide knowledge to local business owners who are looking to expand their mobile economy. Throughout these three days, Facebook professionals discussed the importance of marketing through social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram to expand one’s business locally, as well as internationally.

After my time spent at the community boost program, I was well versed in each section that I attended, and felt encouraged to view Facebook and Instagram as not just a social media platforms, but as a way to expand a small or large business. In addition to receiving beneficial information from employees of Facebook themselves, this program also created discussions and connections between local entrepreneurs through audience interaction where the audience was able to hear from other local business owners from around Buffalo and discuss their businesses with one another.

In one of the sessions that I attended, called stand out with Instagram, we discussed how Instagram uses sponsored ads to convey their products through images and videos that capture the attention of the viewer. Visuals are a universal language that is understood by everyone, visual images and videos are processed faster than words, making Instagram a successful platform for targeting customers. This session covered how to make your product and images set apart from others. While this can be done through various apps and editing, it can also be done right on the actual Instagram app using fun filters and stickers!

One of my favorite aspects of the Facebook community boost program was how much the Facebook team wanted to help each individual and business succeed. After every session, the speaker stayed after and made sure that no question went unanswered. Similarly, throughout the day, there was the option to discuss more in detail with experts from Word Press, Instagram or just Facebook ads in general where you were able to gain insight on what they think would be most successful for your own business in particular.

The goal of the Facebook community boost was to encourage and aid small businesses to grow, develop and succeed through the physical and digital sales of their products. This Facebook conference will be traveling to several different locations to assist in the building of local businesses.

If you have any questions regarding the Facebook community boost program visit their Facebook page, or contact Red Door Real Estate at (716)786-1177

By: Regan  Sheets

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Facebook Community Boost Event in Buffalo- Intern Joe’s Experience


Facebook Community Boost was a recent event that came to Buffalo from July 9th to the 11th. This event was created for every type of business owner whether it be small or large, new or old, or even just thinking of starting one. The idea of this event was to connect with entrepreneurs and help them gain knowledge on topics like eCommerce, Promotion, Connecting with customers, and the overall use of Facebook and Instagram for a business in this day and age. Hopefully, by the end of this three-day event, you were filled with bright ideas and goals to shoot for in the near future. I know I was!

Unfortunately, I was only able to attend one of the three days sessions, and that was on July 10th. My experience with the Facebook Community Boost was great! Going alone as a senior in college and on behalf of my internship, I had little clue what to expect. Right when I walked through the door I was greeted by a friendly smile, told my agenda and given directions to wherever it is I wanted and needed to go. With so many classes to choose from in this event and so much time, I chose my five classes. Digital Presence, Stand out with Instagram, Finding new customers on Facebook, eCommerce, and Instagram story school. Each one is as helpful and entertaining as the next. The speakers where very intelligent and informative. I learned how important the connection can be with customers from having a website for your business instead of a brick and mortar store. The biggest take away from this event was the impact promotions through Instagram and Facebook can have for you and your business. Just by spending $50 or more you can spread your brand or service to people in a targeted area that would have never know about you before. This is a great tool to use especially because everyone is digital and that’s where people spend their time. There is always more to learn on how to adapt your business to this tech-savvy world and Insta and Facebook are a great place to start!

Here at Red Door Real Estate We always support business owners and entrepreneurs. If you find yourself in Buffalo trying to find the right place to start your business stop by our office or just give us a call!


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Buffalo, NY 14222

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Big Things at Bidwell

In the heart of Elmwood Village, you’ll find Bidwell Park, one of the many hidden gems in the Queen City. Bidwell hosts some of the summer’s best events that bring together the local community for fun and entertainment.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll find at happening in Bidwell this summer.

Buffalo Subaru Chase

On July 20th, over 1,400 racers from all over will meet in Bidwell for “Western New York’s Social Running Event of the Year”. This 4-mile-long race includes participants from ages 7-80 competing to win $10,000 in prize money. The race starts promptly at 7 p.m., and you can enjoy live music and Happy Hour prior to the start. Register early to secure your free T-Shirt!

Summer Concert Series

The Summer Concert Series is hosted by the Elmwood Village Association where local musicians play at a family-friendly evening of entertainment and fun. The concerts are free and open to the public, and any donation and beverage sales support the Elmwood Village Association.

Here’s a list of the rest of the concerts for Summer 2018:

July 10th          The Tins

July 17th          Sol Y Sombra

July 24th          Randal and the Late Night Scandals

July 31st           Workingman’s Dead

August 7th       The Skiffle Minstrels

August 14th     Neville Francis and the Riddin Posse

2018 Fitness in the Parks

The event is presented by Independent Health, who provides free exercise classes all across the Buffalo area. At Bidwell Park, you can find PiYo, an athletic combination of yoga and pilates, every Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s a great and cheap way to keep up your health this summer!

Buffalo Reading Invasion


The Buffalo Reading Invasion brings together any and all readers at a selected park once a month to read from 7-8 p.m. So grab your friends and a book from your summer reading list and spend some quality time in the park! Check out their site to see when and where their next invasion takes place.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market


The Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market is a producer-only market, where no product is resold and you buy from the farmer directly. Here, the community comes together to create a healthy local economy.

Here in Elmwood Village, we are very lucky to have Bidwell Park right around the corner. Bidwell has so much to offer the community, most at little to no cost. Spending time here not only supports local businesses but increases community engagement and is a great way to meet some of the wonderful people in the area.

Red Door Real Estate is located steps away from Bidwell Park at 982 Elmwood Ave, so if you’re in the area, come and say hi! Or, give us a call at (716)768-1177!

By: Ashley Dressig

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