This small, independent cheese factory and retail operation was originally established by Leo Kutter, a German immigrant in Cowlesville, NY in 1923. The operations were later moved to Corfu in 1947. This business offers homemade as well as imported cheeses for sale. Some of the cheeses include cheddar, muenster, colby, edam, gouda and havarti. They also have a selection of cheese curds, dips and cottage cheese. Since 1997 they have been partnered with hunt county Vineyards (located in New York's Finger lakes region), so you can sample some wine with your cheese and purchase wines to bring home. They are also partners with Yancy's Fancy, which is noted for artisan cheese items. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This locally-owned, independent bookstore is located in an 1874 Victorian-era home that was once the residence of John H. Yates, a famous Batavia poet and writer. Every nook and cranny of this home is filled will a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; there is also a children's section. Upstairs "
"Past Tense features a collection of used books. Shop-owner Erica Caldwell also has some non-book items for sale, including gourmet coffees and teas, quilts, and unique gift items. Other services include special orders, out-of-print book search, gift cards and a frequent reader discount. There is complimentary gift wrap and free wireless internet. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This popular candy shop and ice cream parlor, which has the largest selection of locally-made chocolates in western New York, was established by Joseph Boyd Oliver in 1932. Mr. Oliver started out by selling peanuts door to door and alter crated his signature cashew glaze. The shop carries over 350 varieties of candy, including a regional favorite: sponge candy. Non-chocolate specialties include maple candy, popcorn, jelly beans and lots of varieties of nuts. The ice cream parlor in the back of the shop is open year-round. Gift baskets are available. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Antique World is the largest indoor and outdoor antique and flea market in New York State. Indoors, hundreds of dealers display their wares year-round in 100,000 square feet in 10 buildings. You'll find glassware, pottery, dishes, furniture, jewelry, textiles, collectible items and more. On Sundays during spring, summer and fall, hundreds of additional dealers set up their wares outside. Two huge "
"super flea markets are generally held in May and August. Since Clarence, the oldest township in western New York, is considered the antique capital of the region, it's fitting that this large complex is located here. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Located 100 miles east of Buffalo and 60 miles from Rochester, Waterloo Premium Outlets offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 100 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Nike, Gap, Guess, J.Crew, Zales, Harry & David, Yankee Candle, Bose and many more. Hours during sales may vary, please visit the website for more information.
Since 1998, Domes has been the place to shop for gifts and collectibles in the Arcade area. Katie Dome's delightful shop features a large selection of country gifts and fine collectibles. Choose from candles, flags, scrapbooking supplies, seasonal decorations, cards, country décor and other fun items. They have the area's largest selection of Boyd's bears and even have a JC Penney catalog division. You can also get Vera Bradley items, Department 56, Precious Moments, Disney collectibles, Cherished Teddies, Willow Tree figures, and Jim Shore collectibles. Be sure to visit their second location at 281 Main Street in Arcade, which carries books, candy and toys. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Genesee County Farmers Markets has different vegetables, fruits and other produce directly sent in from the farms of the neighboring areas. The market operates from KMart parking lot, so that you can stock up on the grocery and vegetables after your trip to the mall. The venue is also host to various community events and festivals.
The name aptly describes this combination ice cream parlor, coffee shop, and gift and antique store. It simply is delightful. Enjoy their classic breakfast menu any time of the day. For lunch or dinner choose from their signature sandwiches, salads, gourmet pastas, or old-fashioned subs-and of course, save room for dessert. Choose from specialty sundaes, frozen fruit smoothies, tea drinks, and frozen coffees. They also have over 24 flavors of soft-serve ice cream; vanilla or chocolate ice cream is blended with other flavors to create unique combinations, like strawberry-cheesecake and chocolate-peanut butter. Browse through their selection of unique gifts and antiques after your meal. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Eden, NY is considered the Kazoo capital of the World because it is home to the only metal kazoo factory in existence. Established in 1916, kazoos are manufactured the same way that they were when the factory first opened. Now a working museum, visitors can watch kazoos being made on the original equipment. Tours are self-guided, but groups of six or more can request a guided tour. Kazoos of all shapes and sizes are on display throughout the museum, and a large boutique gift shop, located in front, features jewelry, books, toys, cards and of course, kazoos.
Established in 1957, Central Park Plaza was once a thriving market with two major supermarkets and a big department and hardware store, making it one of the largest shopping districts of North Buffalo. However, the area fell into disarray in the 1980s. After being restored in 2002, it has become a community plaza. The 'Save a Lot' food store was established in place of the defunct Quality Market. The plaza also includes a dollar store and a fitness center. The area around the plaza has been spruced up by paving the footpath and adding a lot of trees to the picture. A great way to shop in Buffalo's community establishment!
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