Newell and I did our weekly bit again with Mark Scott at WBFO's studios. This week's topic was one that Newell was uniquely qualified to talk about, having been a business owner (Thunder Bay) on Elmwood Avenue for several years.
When Mark asked about shopping in Buffalo, it was pretty much a knee-jerk reaction to come up with all the reasons one should shop here, from supporting locally-owned shops, to avoiding the mall rush, to finding unique gifts. The problem then was in everyone we left out when we were naming names and shops. Happily, the list of potential shopping spots is long.
Obviously, a yellow page listing will tell you what you need to know about finding things by category, but for those of you with an open mind, friends and family as unique as the item you may be looking for and a little holiday time on your hands, park your car on a city street and explore the storefronts.
One thing we didn't mention is that there are places that will allow you to make your gifts (jew…