Ted’s Hot Dogs to close Lockport store
Lockport Ted’s hot dog store was plagued by staffing problems and closed permanently.
“This was a really difficult decision for us, but it had to be made,” said Evan Ortolani, president of Ted.
The problem began during the COVID-19 pandemic when Ted’s struggled to find enough staff to keep the restaurant running properly.
“Covid has not been easy. It’s been a tough time for the team,” said Ortolani. “Our Buffalo team is very important. Due to staffing challenges, we needed to focus on stores that could operate more efficiently.
“And, you know, it was just a business focus. We needed to open as many stores as possible, but Lockport, unfortunately, was too difficult to keep open.
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Ted’s temporarily closed its Lockport store in the fall and asked employees to ramp up staffing at other stores. Other stores, such as Cheektowaga and downtown Chippewa Street, have also temporarily closed at various times. The Chippewa Street store is currently open from 11am to 4pm Thursdays and Fridays only.
Recently, Ted decided to keep the Lockport store closed permanently.
Bert Flickinger, a Buffalo native retail expert and CEO of consumer consulting firm Strategic Resource Group, called the move a shock, saying the company was doing well.
“I’m really, really surprised that Lockport has closed,” he said. “Two shifts a day, seven days a week to help out is tough.”
Ted’s stores remain open in the town of Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Cheektowaga, Williamsville, Amherst, North Tonawanda, DePuy, Chippewa Street and Tempe, Arizona.
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New skate park opens at McKinley Mall
A food court skatepark built by skate pro firm Rump Carneys will open at McKinley Mall on Sunday. It was filming for an April opening.
“After many unforeseen surprises and problems, we are finally ready to open,” said owner Weldon Jones. “The change in this place is incredible.”
The park is a massive 16,000-square-foot space that used to be a mattress store and a martial arts studio.
Empty pool-like bowls, ramps, railings, and ledges come in a variety of shapes and sizes for all skill levels. It will also offer private lessons and skating clinics.
It was designed by Brent Kronmueller, a San Diego-based company known for building skate ramps for professional skateboarders such as the X Games and Tony Hawk, as well as private training facilities for professional skating teams.
Buy Baby closed in Amherst
All stores will be closed, including the BuyBuy Baby store at 1261 Niagara Falls Blvd. Located in Amherst near Boulevard Mall as part of the bankruptcy and liquidation of parent company Bed Bath & Beyond.
A closing sale with a 60% to 90% discount is also being carried out. Gift cards, merchandise credits, and rewards are no longer accepted.
Earlier this month, the debtors of Bed, Bath & Beyond canceled the auction of the entire Bye Bye Baby business, including retail stores, after failing to secure an acceptable offer.
Inclusive Bridal Shop Opens in East Aurora
New Ivory Bridal, a bridal store catering to medium to plus size brides, has opened in East Aurora.
Co-owners Kristen Hawk and Amanda Shamrock have sample sizes 14-30 starting at $1,500 in-store, featuring designers like Justin Alexander, Colby John, Allure and Madison James.
The idea for the shop came from Houk’s experience as a plus-size bride who couldn’t find a dress in her size to try on, even after checking with bridal shops beforehand.
Crossbeads opens in Amherst
Crosby’s Pizza & Subs convenience store has opened at 3652 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.
Part of the Crosby convenience store chain, it has 87 stores in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to gas stations, we also offer homemade pizzas, calzones, chicken wings, and a breakfast menu.
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