Finnerty’s Tap Room

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Inside Business Track: Finnerty’s Tap Room Newest Eatery Aims to Feel Like Home Story and Photo by John Thomas Staff Writer   “I want people to feel like this is their second home.” That’s Bill Finnerty talking about the kind of hospitality he plans to extend to customers in his new restaurant Finnerty’s Tap Room. […]

Madigan’s Turns 35

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Inside Business Track: Madigan’s Turns 35 From Mullligan’s Brick Bar in Allentown to the Green Bar in E’Ville By Chad Neal Last week marked the 35th Anniversary of the legendary establishment in Ellicottville, Madigan’s. Every year the Kells, owners of the bar and restaurant celebrate their successful business by inviting friends and family to enjoy […]

E’Ville Dental Group

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Inside Business Track: E’Ville Dental Group EDG Changes Hands; Dr Joseph Vilardo DDS Takes Over By Chad Neal Ellicottville has had a dental office for a long time. It is now called the Ellicottville Dental Group and has been since the firm moved to it’s new home at 6133 Rte. 219 Suite 1003, when Dr. […]

Finnerty’s Tap Room

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Inside Business Track: Finnerty’s Tap Room A New Restaurant and Bar Opening Before the New Year By Chad Neal   As we watch the evolution of Ellicottville taking place, we see new businesses open up and become part of the community. Being the destination that this place is opens up the doors for places to […]

EVL Lodge

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Inside Business Track: EVL Lodge EVL Lodge Keeps on Improving By Chad Neal Ellicottville is a destination and has been for a long time. Even before the ski industry boomed decades ago, Ellicottville was a stop over for travelers making their way through the area. The EVL Lodge (previously Kelly House Lodge) has been part […]

Something Scrolled

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Inside Business Track: Something Scrolled Local Artists Growing Wood Art Business By Chad Neal Something Scrolled Wood Art is a small business based in West Valley by proprietor Emily Arena. Her craft is using a scroll saw to fashion wood signs and decorative folk art. She opened the business some years ago with her husband […]

Ameri-Can New Additions

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Ameri-Can New Additions Washington Street Store Joins with Made In America Stores Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Liz Boberg, owner of the Ameri-Can Store in Ellicottville, has announced a business arrangement with the Made In America Stores of Elma New York. Ms. Boberg opened the Ameri-Can Store a year ago featuring local artists […]

Daily Grind

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Inside Business Track: Daily Grind New Coffee House Open in Ellicottville By Chad Neal   Ever since Emma Freeman was a little girl growing up in Colden, NY, teas and coffee were her thing. “I totally loved it”, she told the Villager in an interview. Freeman is now the owner of the newest establishment in […]

Tips Up Closing After 35 Yrs

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Tips Up Closing After 35 Yrs Judy Roush Retiring From The Restaurant Business By Chad Neal   An iconic part of Ellicottville will be closing after serving dinner this Saturday August 6th and owner Judy Roush is retiring after running Tips Up for over 35 years day in and day out. Judy told the Villager […]

Picture Perfect Homes

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Picture Perfect Homes Steven Rawlings; Local Builder Has a Gift for Restoration Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Growing up in Chautauqua New York, Steve Rawlings developed a fondness for turn of the century architecture. Turn of the previous century that is, most of the homes in the famous Institute were built in the […]