Federal authorities scrapped Peace Bridge plans this year, saying they'll create a scaled back plaza, then talk about a new bridge. A report in today's Business First says it's too late for the Episcopal Church Home and Affiliates, Inc. The non-profit senior-care community used to house more than 1,000 clients and employ 550 people. When proposals called for a new bridge that would run across its campus, the home began losing clients and began a shut down phase. Now the report says buildings are boarded up eyesores, vacant since 2005. The report says the Church Home lost more than $13 million in revenues over the Peace Bridge controversy and that it is saddled with liens against the property.
Buffalo Sabres president Ted Black says a Stanley Cup victory is going to happen, it's just a matter of time. A report in today's Business First features an interview with Black. It's been a bumpy season for the Sabres, complete with an arena name change, player injuries, a Time Warner blackout and more. All in all, Black says things are good. He says team owner Terry Pegula would rather remain in the background and focus the attention on the team.
You can read more about these stories in today's Business First.