A family with a love for boxing has opened a new facility on Elmwood Avenue that allows people the opportunity to stay fit by training like a professional fighter. Boxstar, which is owned and operated by brothers Drew and Mike Graziadei and Mike’s wife Justine, offers a unique boxing program.
According to a number of recent reports, Buffalo is attracting young people with its affordability and job opportunities. For example, a March list by Realtor.com, ranked Buffalo as the 7th most attractive city for millennials because of a median house price of $158,000 and new attractions along the waterfront.
Lush Cosmetics, known for their unique skincare line, recently received a facelift at the Walden Galleria. Lush first opened in Buffalo almost six years ago and has expanded their shop from 700 square feet to 2,500 square feet, which makes the location one of the largest in North America.
The unemployment rate in Buffalo has risen above 5 percent for the first time in four years, despite increased business development. The unemployment rate climbed to 5.2 percent for August, which is up from 4.9 percent from the same time last year, according to the state Department of Labor.
For the eighth year in a row breweries throughout Buffalo celebrated Buffalo Beer Week from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1st, with events that included discounted pints, live music and other entertainment. John Domres, the owner of Buffalo Brewing Company, said the week is a benefit to local breweries, because it provides them more exposure to the public.
Ride hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, are expected to make their debut in Buffalo and other western New York communities by July, after state lawmakers passed a budget deal that now allows ride-hailing across the state.
Reddy Bikeshare has returned to Buffalo for its second season after launching July 2016. The Reddy bike rentals provide people a cost efficient and convenient way to get to a destination, stay healthy or have a little fun.