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Press Pass: Grant Street is open for business

Buffalo Rising

There are hopeful signs on Buffalo's West Side. New businesses are opening their doors on Grant Street and Newell Nussbaumer of Buffalo Rising believes the activity is an indication of good things to come. He thinks the types of retailers showing up in the neighborhood will spark enough shopping to sustain the businesses and avoid some of the failures of the past. Nussbaumer says many of the shops have organized West Side Wednesdays, a coordinated effort to create a fun, vibrant event for shoppers.

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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.