The bankruptcy auction for the Statler Towers is slated for next week. A new report in today's Business First next week's bankruptcy auction has already attracted a lot of attention with inquiries from places like Japan, England, Ireland, New York City, Atlanta and Toronto. But whether those inquiries translate into true bidders won't be known until just minutes before the auction on Wednesday. Realtors tell Business First it will cost millions just to open the doors again but there is public sector support and historic tax credits available to developers.
The Buffalo Bills marketing team expects this weekend's exposure at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to create some opportunities. Ralph Wilson and Bruce Smith are being inducted. The team says playing in Sunday's hall of fame game is great exposure and will tie into the team's 50th anniversary marketing initiative. The Bills will wear throwback jerseys with the 50th season logo on Sunday.