Buffalo Business Report - Monday, February 6th 2017

February 06, 2017 - 12:34 am
The AAA reports that the Buffalo area cost for an average gallon of unleaded gas is $2.45, down 1 cent from a week ago.  The New York State average is $2.49 per gallon, also down one cent from last week.

McGuire Development Co. and Mark Croce’s Buffalo Development Corp. have teamed up on a $20 million proposal for a second Emerson School of Hospitality site.  Business First reports the proposal would renovate a building on West Huron Street that backs up to Emerson’s West Chippewa Street school and sits within walking distance of six hotels, including Croce's Curtiss Hotel that neighbors the property and will be opening this spring.

Dollar General is expected to create approximately 340 new jobs throughout New York in 2017 as part of the company’s new store growth plan.  The creation of these new jobs are part of Dollar General’s overall 2017 fiscal year growth plan in which the major discount retailer plans to add 1,000 stores and create approximately 10,000 new jobs in the states it serves.
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