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Here is a list of establishments that have closed or moved since the second edition of the book was published in 2008. In some instances, new restaurants or stores have opened up in the same locations. There may be other places that have closed that I am not aware of, so please be sure to call any establishment before traveling any distance to verify that it is open.

Click here for a list of places that have closed since the 2005 edition came out. Please feel free to e-mail me if you find any other listings in the book that are no longer in business or if you know of any news businesses that should be included in future editions.

This page was updated 4/20/2012


Amaryllis (Buffalo) page 59

Shanghsi Reds now Templeton Landing (Buffalo) page 60

Harry Harbor now Acaqua (Buffalo) page 60

Fiddleheads (Buffalo) page 61

The Coda (Buffalo) page 61

Brodo (Buffalo) page 61

La Marina (Buffalo) page 63

Astoria (Buffalo) page 66

Joey's Hard Time Cafe (Buffalo) page 68

Off the Wall (Buffalo) page 68

Sahara Grill (Buffalo) page 69

Tru-Teas (Buffalo) page 69

Restaurant 1207 (Buffalo) page 71
Blue Mirage (Buffalo) page 72
McMonkees Bar (Buffalo) page 72

La Luna (Buffalo) page 72

Frog Grill (Tonawanda) page 90

Plate-O (Kenmore) page 91

Suzz Cafe (Tonawanda) page 91

Dakota Grill (Amherst) page 99

Fanny's Restaurant (Amherst) page 99

Dacc's Restaurant (Getzville) page 100

Pietro's (East Amherst) page 100

Butterwood gourmet Desserts (Williamsville) page 100

Marinaccio's (Williamsville) page 101

Sole (Williamsville) page 102 - moved to Buffalo

Alice's Kitchen (Amherst) page 102 
Five Star Chinese Buffet (Williamsville) page 103

Cafe in the Square (Amherst) page 103

The Akron House (Akron) page 112

Novel Tea (Clarence) page 114

5 de Mayo (Cheektowaga) page 123

Boston Hotel (Boston) page 157

New John's Flaming Hearth (Niagara Falls) page 172

The Clarkson House (Lewiston) page 185

Clark's Burger House (Lewiston) page 186

Collettes Cafe (North Tonawanda) page 194 now called Pallette Cafe

Camden's Coffee & Creamery (Newfane) page 203

Thaxton's Dinner House (Lockport) page 215

Chet's Dog House (Lockport) page 215-16

The Buttery (Niagara-on-the-Lake) page 259

Grugnagles Italian Mkt & Deli (Batavia) page 272

Margaritas (Batavia) page 273

Apple Orchard Inn Restaurant (Medina) page 287

Lori's Bakery & Cafe (Strykersville) page 306

Aldrich Beef & Ice Cream (Pomfret) page 332

Dee's East Side Restaurant (Olean) page 393

Jordan's (Olean) page 393

Jumpin Juice & Java (olean) page 393

Main Street Bistro (Cuba) page 408

London Underground (Corning) page 523 now Cafe London

Beauregards Bakery and Cafe (Corning) page 523

Soho Buffet (Corning) page 525

DePacific's Restaurant (Farmington) page 535

Polimenis (Canandaigua) page 549

Koozinas (Canandaigua) page 550

Rose Corner Bakery and Restaurant (Canandaigua) page 551

KYO Asian Bistro (Geneva) page 560

Attractions, Lodging, and Events

Doors Open Niagara (event) page 83- do not hold it anymore

Easter Hills Roller Rink (Williamsville) page 96

Cabaret in the Square (Amherst) page 104

Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster) page 119 now called Dunn Tire Raceway Park

Toy Town Museum (East Aurora) page 128

Toy Fest (event-East Aurora) no longer have

St. Columban Center (Derby) page 150
Smokin' Joe's Family Fun Center (Niagara Falls) page 166

Polka Festival (Niagara Falls) page 175- Church where event was held closed

North of the Falls (Lewiston) page 176 now called Niagara river Region

Cameo Manor North B & B (Lewiston) page 183

North Tonawanda History Museum (North Tonawanda) page 192-moved to 54 Webster Street

Niagara Totem Pole & Wood Carving Park (Niagara Falls, Ont) page 235

Niagara Falls Aviary (Niagara Falls, Ont) page 235 now called Bird Kingdom

Aldrich Vineyard Falls Miniature Golf ( Pomfret) page 327

Angelica Inn B&B  and 1825 Country House (Angelica) page 407

Ambrosellis Villa Serendip (Cohocton) page 511

Widmer Winery (Naples) page 564-565 acquired by Hazlitt winery


Definitely Buffalo (Buffalo) page 78

Knot by Knot (Buffalo) page 78

Pitt Petri (buffalo) page 78

Cosefini (Buffalo) page 79

Chochkey's (Buffalo) page 79

Damsel in a Dress (Buffalo) page 79

Sonny's Doggy Bakery (Buffalo) page 81

Sweet & Dirty (Buffalo) page 81

Teressa's Ladies fashions (Buffalo) page 81

Village desserts (Williamsville) page 107

Aurora Sewing Center (Clarence) page 115

The Candle Shop (Clarence) page 116

Craftsmen of Clarence Hollow (Clarence) page 116

Crossroads Books (Clarence) page 116

Fried Green Tomatoes (Swormville) page 116

Henry & Co (Clarence) page 116

The Hydrangea Patch (Clarence) page 116

Presentations (Clarence) page 116

Stargate General (Clarence) page 116

Yurhaus Decor Consignments (Swormville) page 116

Garden in the Hollow (Clarence) page 116

Sweet Briar Antiques (Lancaster) page 123

Adrian Morris Antiques (East Aurora) page 133

Cosefini (East Aurora) page 133

Josephine's Gifts (East Aurora) page 134

Kappa's Closet (East Aurora) page 134

Kid Biz (East Aurora) page 135

Needle Hive (East Aurora) page 135

Pink Eclectic Home Decor (East Aurora) page 135

Simple Treasures (East Aurora) page 135

Toy Loft (East Aurora) page 136
Mardans Rustic Decor (Niagara Falls) page 174

Mimi Pyne's antiques (Lewiston) page 187

Jonalyn's of Lewiston (Lewiston) page 187

Kelly House Gift Shoppe (Lewiston) page 187

Popcorn Emporium (Lewiston) page 187

The Summit (Wheatfield) page 196

Udderly Country (N. Tonawanda) page 196

Barn Place antiques (Newfane) page 204

Abe's Gift Shop (Newfane) page 204

Captured Memories Mercantile (Burt) page 204

Water's Edge (Olcott) page 205

Nature's Child (Olcott) page 205

Our Salt of the Earth (Olcott) page 205

All that Chocolate (Olcott) page 205

Angie Strauss (Niagara-on-the-Lake) page 261

Butterfly Gallery (Niagara-on-the-Lake) page 262

The Jewel Box (Niagara-on-the-Lake) page 262

Old Port Candy and chocolate (Niagara-on-the-Lake) page 263

Original Grape Shirt Company (Niagara-on-the-Lake) page 263

Red House Antiques (Batavia) page 274

John Hodgins Art Gallery (Batavia) page 274

Cranberry Hollow (Batavia) page 275

House of K (Batavia) page 275

Windy Woods (Pavilion) page 282

The Browsing Barn (Cuba) page 409

Urban Essentialz (Rochester) page 442-443

Debue's Book Shop (Lima) page 486

Sweet Annie (Corning) page 525

Noslo Glass (Corning) page 526

Brown Bag Gifts (Corning) page 526

Stuarts Scottish Gifts (Corning) page 527

The Cobblestore (Victor) page 536

The Gift Garden (Canandaigua) page 551

Cinderella's Shoes and Bags (Canandaigua) page 552

Flowers By Stella Downtown and Main Store (Canandaigua) page 552

The Five Seasons (Canandaigua) page 552

Kathryn's (Canandaigua) page 553