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Shopping in BuffaloThe variety of stores offering fashions, fads and foods for every taste and budget make shopping in Buffalo an adventure. The eclectic mix of options on Elmwood Avenue ranges from funky boutiques to chic shops and eateries.

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Antique and specialty gift shops are found in the Allentown area, Buffalo's version of Greenwich Village. Bargain hunters will appreciate tax-free shopping for brand-name merchandise at Duty Free Americas at The Peace Bridge.

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Broadway Market at Broadway and Fillmore streets is an indoor marketplace in an Old World setting offering fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and specialty items. The Hertel and North Main Street commercial areas also offer a wide range of shops.

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Walden Galleria , at I-90 and Walden Avenue, offers more than 200 stores and services including JCPenney and Macy's.

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Buffalo, NY

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Hilton Garden Inn-Buffalo Downtown

10 Lafayette Square. Buffalo, NY 14203

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5020 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226

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601 Dingens St. Cheektowaga, NY 14206

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The Westin Hotel Buffalo

250 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202

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Travel Information

City Population

261,310

Elevation

680 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Buffalo is 8.75 percent. There also is a 3-5 percent tax levied on lodgings and a 6 percent tax on rental cars.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(716) 851-4444

Time and Temperature

(716) 844-4444

Hospitals

Buffalo General Medical Center, (716) 859-5600; Erie County Medical Center, (716) 898-3000; Mercy Hospital, (716) 826-7000; Sisters of Charity Hospital-St. Joseph Campus, (716) 891-2400.

Visitor Information

403 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203. Phone:(716)852-0511 or (800)283-3256

Air Travel

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, (716) 632-4763 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak has two connecting stations: one at Exchange Street near the junction of Main and Seneca streets and another on Dick Road, in Depew.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc. operates out of the Ellicott Street Bus Terminal downtown; phone (716) 855-7532 or (800) 231-2222. For New York Trailways information phone (800) 295-5555 or (800) 858-8555.

Taxis

Cab companies include Airport Taxi Service, (716) 633-8294, and Queen City Taxi, (716) 874-5050. The base rate is $2.30 at flag drop plus $3 per mile.

Public Transportation

The major Metro bus routes operate daily 5 a.m. to midnight. Service varies by route, but buses generally run every 20 minutes on weekdays. The base fare is $2; exact fare is required.

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