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“AM&A’s free to leave the Thurway Mall,” Appellate court refuses to issue injunction against move to Walden Galleria, Buffalo News, Sandra Clark, July 6, 1990

"Preservation Reasy Site! JN Adam & Co/ AM&A Department Store Complex" Preservation Report, Spring 2004

"State Preservation Agency interested in AM&As Building", Buffalo News

Bell Aerospace

“Ex-Bell pioneers recall times when spirits, planes flew high, proud,” Buffalo News, Molly McCarthy, June 29, 1992

e-mail regarding Bell Aircraft’s move to the South in 1951, received August 12, 2002

“Uncoiling Airacobra’s tale,” The Buffalo News, Jackie Smith, July 6, 2010

“Signed by 2 ‘Rosies’ who made it at Bell,” The Buffalo News, Teresa Sharp, July 6, 2010


“Benderson moving its headquarters to Florida,” firm plans to keep a regional office, Buffalo News, Sharon Linstedt, December 31, 2003


“Changing business style caught up with Berger’s,” Buffalo News, James T. Madore, February 6, 1991

“Mourning Berger’s, Buffalo’s touch-of-class haven,” Buffalo News, Paula Voell, February 6, 1991

BIDCO Marine Group, Inc.

“BIDCO Marine Group, Inc.,” Buffalo-based company competes with some of the world’s largest underwear companies, Buffalo News, December 30, 2003

Buffalo China

“Imperiled company served city’s reputation like fine china,” Buffalo News, Anthony Violanti, July 9, 2003

“Sale of Buffalo China may be finalized today,” Buffalo News, article by Fred O. Williams, March 12, 2004


“Burnham’s Closes All 4 Area Stores,” Buffalo News, Phil Fairbanks, January 14, 1989

“Burnham’s Failure: Why and What Happens Now?” Buffalo News, Jerry Zremski, January 22, 1989

Dan Montgomery

“Dan Montgomery’s Closing Door on Buffalo Landmark Dating Back to Prohibition,” Buffalo News, Anthony Cardinale, June 24, 1986

E & B Holmes Machinery, Co.

“Ex-Barrel Maker Staves Off Effect of Changing Times: Old city firm has its work cut out,” one of the city’s oldest businesses as it has been here for 137 years; Buffalo News, Mike Vogel, February 15, 1988

Enos & Sanderson, Co.

“Enos & Sanderson Co. out of business three years shy of its 100th anniversary,” Buffalo News, Dan Herbeck, March 4, 1992

Fillmore Business District

“’Hangin’ in there’: Fillmore business district poised for growth,” Buffalo News, Brian Meyer, December 1, 1998

Freddie’s Doughnuts

“Freddie’s Doughnuts Isn’t Around Anymore,” Buffalo News, article by Carolyn Raeke, February 8, 1989

Houdaille Industries

“Did buyout or Japan kill ex-Buffalo firm? New book provides details on Houdaille Industries and its eventual downfall,” Buffalo News, David Montgomery, June 25, 1989

Jansen Brothers

“End of Era nears as local craftsman calls it quits,” Buffalo News, Brian Meyer, August 7, 2000


“Jenss will close after 113 years, “Last of the Locals,” Buffalo News, Sharon Linstedt, July 14, 2000

Kaufman’s Bakery

“Kaufman’s on Atkins diet? Bakery loses bread output, 30 jobs, to make low-carb rolls,” Buffalo News, Kevin Purdy, March 12, 2004

Kittinger Furniture

“Best seats in the house; Kittinger makes couch, chairs for first lady,” Kittinger Furniture president Raymond Bialkowski with the camelback Chippendale sofa that will be shipped along with 2 chairs to the White House, Buffalo News, Matt Glynn, May 31, 2001

Meat Business

“Meat business is shoe-leather tough,” Buffalo’s biggest sausage makers, Buffalo News, David Montogomery, September 27, 1987

Pratt & Lambert

“Era ends with Pratt & Lambert’s closing,” Buffalo News, Andrew Boetsch (date missing)

T.C. Tanke, Inc.

“End of Era: Tanke’s Jewelry Closing after 131 years,” Buffalo News, Lisa Muehlbauer, December 31, 1988


“Call it a ‘shrine to drugstores,’” architecture of new store at Delaware and North needed to be approved by the Preservation Board, Buffalo News, Carl Herko, November 27, 1994


“Wanamaker disappearing after 134 years in retail,” Buffalo News, Heidi Russell, June 23, 1995

Wonder Bread

“Wonder Bread bakery in Buffalo being closed; 150 to lose jobs,” article continues on flip side of page, “Interstate bakeries sales fell 2.5%,” Buffalo News, Matt Glynn, August 24, 2004


“F.W. Woolworth closing all its five-and-dime stores,” Buffalo News, staff and wire reports, July 17, 1997

“Woolworth closing to end tradition,” downtown patrons will miss regular trips to the five-and-dime store, Buffalo News, Sharon Linstedt, July 18, 1997

“The end of the five-and-dime: Farewell to a slice of Americana,” Buffalo News, Jules Loh (date missing)

“Knoxes made early fortune on five-and-tens,” Buffalo News, Lisa Muehlbauer (date missing)



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