Exactly two years ago, I wrote up 4 businesses that Buffalo could use ASAP. Buffalo not only wanted these, but we needed them.

A year has gone by and 3 out of the 4 of them are planning on coming/came to Western New York. The list was Uber, Chick-Fil-A, Hofbräuhaus and Ikea. All of them came except for Ikea, so for the 2018 version of this list--they're still on there.

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    Dick's Last Resort

    Buffalo is a hype town. We love everything that is new and a different experience and we embrace it. If you've ever been to Dick's Last Resort you know how funny this place can be. It's a fun atmosphere restaurant where the wait staff pokes fun at the restaurants by writing things on funny hats that all of the guests wear.

    Dick's Last Resort
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    Tell me this wouldn't be a hit. Buffalo would totally embrace a Margaritavlle--it would be packed 24/7.

    I mean, Syracuse and Cleveland have one. Next stop: Buffalo. Maybe they'll toss one in when they knock down Mickey Rats...now that'd be cool.

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    That place is amazing. The problem is you have to either go to a different country or the other side of the state to get to one. If you've been to IKEA, you know what we're talking about.

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