Author: discovermain

  • A Fresh Take On The Sandwich Roll

    I think I was in high school in Alden when I first became aware of the Clarence Deli. At the time, it was in the building that houses The Hollow Bistro and Brew. Life evolved. Eventually, my wife and I lived in a lower flat near Main and Ransom. I was Clarence Bee editor. It […]

  • Discover Main Street Clarence video: Goodrich Coffee

    We recently stopped in and visited Goodrich Coffee & Tea on Main Street. Watch owner Richard Budde discuss his business.

  • Spotted on Main Street: It’s the little things…

    Spotted on Main Street: It’s the little things…

    Discovered on the sidewalk outside of Dragonfly Studio & Salon at 8290 Main Street.  

  • Adventures With George

    For years, I have been stopping at Adventures in Heat on Main Street, buying hot sauces and rubs and even my faithful Weber Grill. George Booth, the proprietor, no longer offers those grills; you have to go to Hector’s. Booth now specializes in higher cost rigs. He does, however, know more about cooking meat over […]

  • Hector’s Hardware, the Essence of Service

    Hector’s Hardware, the Essence of Service

    My son Joe was home for the weekend with his used-to-be-mine truck back in June. He lives in Pittsburgh now. At 10 a.m. I asked him to borrow it to bring my lawn tractor to Hector’s Main Street for service. He happily obliged. We unloaded it and sought John the mechanic (I call him Hagrid […]

  • Exploring the fun world of The Hiding Place

    Exploring the fun world of The Hiding Place

    The Hiding Place, located at 9400 Main Street in Clarence is a wonderful  overload of unique gifts. Simply put, just exploring the place is a delightful treat. The family-owned shop is filled with thousands of gift items in nooks and crannies throughout the deceptively large store.  Their selection of Department 56 miniature villages and buildings is […]

  • A Giants Fan at Royal Pizza

    A Giants Fan at Royal Pizza

    “What do you want to do for dinner?” she asked. “I don’t know. I don’t feel like cooking,” and so it was we headed to try out Royal Pizza at 10971 Main St. just east of Clarence Hollow. Going to Royal Pizza two days after my Giants beat Kansas City was, I suppose, a bit […]

  • Here’s How Shopping Local Works (infographic)

    By now, you have probably heard about the shop local movement, but you might not understand just how important your individual actions are to your community. Here’s how it all works. You’ve probably heard the expression “find a job doing what you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” […]

  • Still time to work on that golf game.

    In Clarence, the cooler temperatures certainly do not signify that the golf season is over.. We recently spotted that the Clarence Golf Driving Range at 9030 Main Street is still open and you can continue to work on your stroke heading into the winter months. While some of the functions of the range are closed […]

  • A Frame in Time

    Along Main Street in Clarence, there are a noticeable amount of businesses that involve creativity. One of these places that play a role in that category is “A Frame In Time” at 9140 Main Street. As signified in the name of the shop, this is a store where you can get art framing done, as […]