What's always struck me as fascinating is the fact so many regions of the country can have such a drastic difference in what retail stores and restaurant chains are available.

Here in Western New York, we have the standard stuff like Macy's, Walmart, Target, Kohl's, McDonald's, Wendy's, etc. Driving to Tennessee last month, I saw so many retailers that are nowhere near Buffalo or maybe even nowhere near Western New York in general.

That's not to say we don't have great stores here, because we do. Wegmans and Tops are ways of life here and we're blessed to have two awesome grocery stores that are larger than most. We also have some big-time retailers.

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However, it would be nice to have some other stores, and even restaurants, here in the Buffalo area. A few of them I can't even believe are not here yet, even though we might see commercials for them on television.

My fiancée would absolutely love if Costco was here in Buffalo, and who knows, maybe they come soon. That's certainly a retailer we would love to see in Western New York. But what about some others?

Here are 10 retailers we would love to see come to Western New York, with a couple of non-retailers in there as well.

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