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Take a step back in time at this 100 year old Batavia Toy Store2m01s

Take a step back in time at this 100 year old Batavia Toy Store

Tucked away in a little corner of Batavia, N.Y. is a toy store that just celebrated a hundred years. The sign outside still says Adam Miller Toy and Bike, but John Roche took over the place in 2002 from the Miller family. What makes this spot very special is that it's not just a toy store. John says "we've actually turned it into a bit of a museum. There's old toys, old games, old pictures and old bicycles." The store specializes in some of the classic toys that have been reproduced like pick-up stix and tiddly winks. John says some customers bring back their childhood treasure to add to the stores collection. If you remember Red Ryder BB Guns, Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs, you'll feel right at home here. Adam Miler Toy & Bike is located at 8 Center St, Batavia, NY 14020. You can find moreinformation at their website.

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Published: February 22, 2019
They transformed an old home into an upscale Inn with fascinating history2m10s

They transformed an old home into an upscale Inn with fascinating history

When Joseph Lettieri and his wife purchased 619 Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo, sight unseen at a foreclosure auction-they were pleasantly surprised. Joseph says "when we walked in we were just blown away." The house, built in 1889 is loaded with fascinating features that were way ahead of it's time including: central heating, gas fire places with faux logs, heated bathroom floors and even a stand alone-body shower." Joephe and his wife transformed the place into an upscale, nine room comfy spot and named it Inn Buffalo off Elmwood. Joseph has researched the original owner Herbert Hewitt who besides inventing the train coupler and selling patents to Goodyear, had a lot of other business ventures. Joseph believes as caretaker of the home, it's his responsibility to share the homes rich legacy. You can find more information about Inn Buffalo off Elmwood at their website

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Published: February 21, 2019