Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
1485 Garrison Road
Fort Erie, ON L2A 1P8
Phone: (905) 871-8333
Fax: (905) 871-5411
This music shop has the distinction of being the largest manufacturer of player piano rolls in the world, and at over 100 years old, it's also the oldest. Located close to the Peace Bridge, the shop has displays of musical instruments ranging from historic piano roll players to the most modern compact disc player pianos. As a special offer, the shop is selling a limited edition series of 10 piano rolls, one for each decade of the 20th century, with two songs on each roll.
This quaint little bookstore appears from its facade to be a little box and inside of it, you'll find tons of books. In addition to an eclectic mix of tomes that range from self-help and gardening to everything in-between, they also sell records and other book related memorabilia. Despite the diminutive dwelling, there are more than 12,000 different titles inside this Elmwood Village gem.
This is one of the last of a dying breed, a old-fashioned record store. In today's world of digitized information and sound, it is still nice to hear the crackle and pop of a record once in a while. If you still have a record player to play them, it is difficult to imagine how someone could stay out of the bins at Spiral Scratch. In addition to vinyl, the proprietors here still sell memorabilia, vintage audio equipment, books and magazines. Check out their blog periodically for other products and in-store events.
Upon entering Rust Belt Books, visitors immediately perceive that tell-tale odor of aged books and paper. With stacks-upon-stacks of books that feature every subject at ridiculous prices, this is everyone's favorite bookshop in the entire city. In addition to books, the store carries a ton of vintage magazines, manuscripts and other rare treasures like library catalog tables filled with anachronistic postcards, letters, etc. On occasions, Rust Belt hosts in-store performances and other events, so check website for more details.
Located in the lively Elmwood Strip of Buffalo's West Side, not far from Delaware Park and the Buffalo State College campus, this gallery and art boutique has been providing customers with top-notch art, art accessories, and gifts at affordable prices since 1984. Among the services offered are limited-edition lithographs, custom picture framing, and plaque mounting for special occasions such as graduations, awards dinners and sports presentations.
The Globe Market carries a variety of items, including specialty gourmet foods, artisan breads, cheese, and gift baskets; however, they are best known for their café and take-out deli items. They have homemade soups, salads, wraps, and most notably, sandwiches. Their specialty sandwiches include roast turkey and roast beef; their turkey sandwiches are said by some to be the best in the city. Other specialties include BBQ pulled pork, a Cuban Reuben and chicken quesadilla. Vegetarians can enjoy grilled veggie and portobello mushroom sandwiches. A second location, which includes a café and take-out kiosk, can be found downtown at 248 Main Street.-Christine A. Smyczynski
This shop, owned by Therese Deutschlander, features one-of-a-kind wares handmade crafts by local artisans, including jewelry, metal works, glassware, pottery, wooden items and more. For example, one local artist paints Buffalo themed glassware, while others create unique beaded jewelry. One artist specializes in dichroic glass jewelry, which involves layering multiple layers of metal oxides in the glass. There is a large selection of pottery, including bowls, plates, and coasters. Glass items include vases, wall hangings, dishes, and plates. There are also t-shirts, handbags, handcrafted wood items, metal sculptures, and gift certificates if you just can't make up your mind.-Christine A. Smyczynski
Stop by this Elmwood Avenue novelty shop for a gift that won't be found on any shelf of any department store in the country. Pewter push pins, tin and hand-painted glasses are a few of the priceless treasures in-store. They have great ideas for the child who has every toy that is mass-produced. A bath set with markers, water dye and bath toys are also available at great rates. If you happen to be in Elmwood, an obligatory stop is necessary, if not check website for more details and information.
Find this unique toy shop located in an older building with a decorative tin and copper ceiling in the heart of Buffalo's Elmwood Village shopping district. The Treehouse offers a variety of vintage and educational toys as well as classic playthings like dolls, stuffed animals, games, trains, building toys, science and craft kits, and more. They often have toys that you will not find in the big box retailers. Since 1996, this locally-owned and operated shop has been a popular shopping destination in the Elmwood village. You can even order your toys "to go: by placing an order online and picking it up later the same day. They happily offer complimentary gift wrapping to top it off. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This is the place to come if you want to spoil yourself, or someone you love, rotten. This eclectic gift shop has a variety of items, including clothing, jewelry, bath and body items, and more. They carry the entire 'Celebrate Buffalo' line, which includes T-shirts that say 'I love Buffalo football,' 'I love Buffalo hockey,' 'I love Buffalo Wings' etc., along with drinking glasses, mugs, and more. Bath and body products include lotions with scents like jelly donut, lemon sugar, and strawberry jam, along with cupcake bath bombs, which look good enough to eat, but don't, unless you need to wash out your mouth with soap. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Located in the Elmwood Strip, a half mile from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, this shop offers thousands of posters—from movies, theaters, circus, World War One and Two and anyone else who needed to do a spot of advertising. You can get rare prints, art reproductions and classics not found anywhere else. It's a hot spot for decorators, collectors, and those looking for unique investment opportunities. A second store can be found in the Niagara Falls Prime Outlet Malls, 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
When in Buffalo and in need of some brand-new Christian-themed literature, there is only one place to go. Located within the Buffalo Christian Center (home to the Forbes Theatre) in the city's historic Theater District, this bookstore offers religious and spiritual reading material. See website for complete visitor details.