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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Weekend Attractions

Coming Saturday, September 18, to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: A beer brewing demonstration with Community Beer Works, and wine-tasting courtesy of Schultze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery! Feed Your Soul will also be touring the Market with Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa. Sounds like the makings of a memorable day!

ECIDA Approves $203,000 to Support $3.4 Million in Downtown Redevelopment

Buffalo, NY – Efforts to spiff up the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Fountain Plaza in downtown Buffalo will be aided by a $203,000 sales tax abatement approved today by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency.  West Genesee Hotel Associates, the Hyatt’s ownership group which is led by Paul L. Snyder Sr., is in the midst of a three-phase, $15 million upgrade of the 26-year-old hotel.

In the current $2.3 million phase, work is focused on installation of an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, build-out of a new salon/spa and Starbucks Coffee kiosk, swimming pool and convention facilities renovations, and general technology improvements.  The incorporation of ‘green’ materials and systems is expected to make the hotel more marketable to convention groups.

When complete, upgrades to the 396-room hotel are expected to boost its staff by 60 full-time workers, up to 273.

Chef's Restaurant Expansion Gets Underway

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mayor Brown attends the groundbreaking for the Chef’s Restaurant $2 million expansion on Friday. The development will include a new entranceway, additional seating, a retail store, and a food pick-up window.

For more information, visit the Chef's Restaurant website.

Buffalo City Mission Receives Major Cost Saving Upgrade

New York State Sen. Antoine Thompson and representatives from Solar Liberty and the Buffalo City Mission “flipped the switch” today on a new solar energy system that provides a valuable source of electricity for the area’s largest homeless shelter.

The 204-panel rooftop system is expected to produce 53,600 kWh of electricity per year, approximately 16 percent of the building’s electrical usage. At current electrical rates, the system will save the Mission an estimated $6,700 in utility costs in its first year and is expected to increase each year if energy prices rise.

“Aside from the immediate cost savings, the City Mission is now a much greener building,” said Solar Liberty CEO Adam Rizzo.

Sportservice Drafting Temp Workers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Delaware North Sportservice is sponsoring a job fair for temporary workers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Over 100 workers will be hired as stand attendants, cooks and  suite servers for Buffalo Bills football home games.

The job fair will be held at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center, 77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, on Friday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information about job requirements, go to the New York State Department of Labor website job fair page.