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Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

The sweet, warm smell of donuts fresh from the fryer wafts from the kitchen to greet all visitors — an intoxicatingly cheery promise of what’s to come. And while Paula, her family and staff (one and the same, really), have become immune to that delectable scent, their customers — and even the local bank — certainly haven’t. It’s not uncommon, when making their routine depo…

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Toys “R” Us may be closing forever, but that doesn’t mean you have to grow up. Just look local. Whether you live in the city, Northtowns, or Southtowns, there’s a neighborhood toy store that channels childhood magic…arguably much better than the large big box store experience ever could. The TreeHouse 793 Elmwood Ave. In the middle of Elmwood Village, the TreeHous…

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Letterpress isn’t novel to brothers DJ and Matt Schutt — but rather the old-fashioned technique their father, who had decades of experience in commercial printing, taught them in the garage. That was Donald’s makeshift printing shop, a retirement project turned family business sparked by the discovery of a 1907 Chandler & Price press in someone’s attic nearby. It wa…

Buffalo Magazine: Photo Galleries

Toys “R” Us may be closing forever, but that doesn’t mean you have to grow up. Just look local to Clayton's and The TreeHouse. These neighborhood shops channel childhood magic…arguably much better than the large big box store experience ever could.

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Store owners who re-purpose make the case that not only are their goods more affordable, they’re also better quality. “They don’t make furniture like they used to,” said Donna Kennell, owner of ReFab-ulous Furniture. Kennell turned a hobby into a business; she and her fiancé restore and repurpose old furniture and sell it from their Elma store. They also recently compet…

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CipShopBflo Katie Cipollone By day, Tonawanda resident Katie Cipollone runs a Head Start preschool program on the West Side of Buffalo…at night she’s crafter extraordinaire! Her pieces mostly focus on Buffalo-themed gifts and décor, including wine glasses, coasters and pallet signs, and she receives orders from Buffalovers all over the country. See more at Etsy.com/sho…

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In many ways, Melissa Winkler’s wine boutique, Winkler & Samuels, seems like fate. Opened in August at 500 Seneca downtown, the shop is only two blocks from the former site of F. X. Winkler & Sons, the grocery business that was founded in 1857 by her great-great-great-great-grandfather and operated by her family for 111 years. Growing up, Winkler was surrounded …

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From an unassuming storefront on Buffalo’s East Side, one of the city’s most widely renowned craftsmen puts as much energy and artistry into the single hat ordered from a local walk-in as he does from his big orders from Hollywood costume designers. Gary White is as humble as the generations-old tools of the hat making trade that surround him at The Custom Hatter on Bro…

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We spend all day trying to look and feel our best, so why do we throw on the first pair of ratty pajama pants and sweatshirt we find once we’re home? The good news is that you don’t have to compromise comfort for looking good. Here are three flattering pajama sets just in time for Valentines Day...all available from locally owned stores. Cute and cozy Check out this …

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The Witty Gritty Paper Co. Melinda and Meredith Preve Mother and daughter design duo Melinda and Meredith Preve create clever cards, cute art prints and all manner of paper hoopla from sticky notes to pencils and notebooks. The pair uses high-quality watercolor paints and illustration inks as well as 100 percent recycled materials whenever possible. Find their prod…

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Kimberly Behzadi, a product manager for Elmhurst Milked, stands behind a counter at dig Buffalo, a co-working space designed for those in the early stages of a business or idea development. Entrepreneurs stream in for Buffalo Startup Weekend. As they prepare for three days of innovation, she’s here to introduce them to the brand’s line of non-dairy, plant-based milks — ups…