Sweet Deal for Local Candy Co.

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM EDT

A local candy company is gearing up for its big break on national TV

Landies Candies will be featured on QVC on Monday, February 10, at 5pm. QVC will launch a line of new sugar free chocolates made by Landies.

The owners are excited about the opportunity because QVC reaches 90 million homes in America. So they are counting on positive national exposure and a big boost in business at the company's facility at the Tri-Main building in Buffalo.

Not only will Landies be featured, but so will the Taste of Buffalo. The Taste will get a shout out since Landies Candies is a four time recipient of "Buffalo's Best Award" for 2010 to 2013.

Meanwhile, a report in this week's Business First looks at "what's cooking downtown?" A lot of the development in Downtown Buffalo is focused on restaurants, recreation and more. Dinosaur BBQ is slated to open next week on February 12. The million dollar plus project is part of $700 million in construction projects underway locally. Workers are putting finishing touches on the project now.

At the same time, Buffalo's brewery district is growing. It started two years ago with four properties. Now a handful of new breweries are in the works.

You can read more in this week's Business First.

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