Buffalo in the 70s: The time-honored tradition of a Niagara Falls cigar store

By Steve Cichon

This is the story of one cigar store – Sam Battaglia’s B&B Cigar Store on Main Street in Niagara Falls – that really represents the stories of dozens of similar shops in Buffalo and Western New York – none of which are around any more.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.