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April 20, 2014 Posted by Mike Gaughn in news

Jim DeLuca & Don DeMaison Visit Bent's

Bent's continues to have a steady stream of visitors interested in pitching in with the restoration effort. This past Friday, both Jim DeLuca, general manager of Abundance Cooperative Market in Rochester, and Don DeMaison, owner of Long Cliff Winery in Sanborn, toured the building.
From Left: Don DeMaison, Michael Gaughn, Andrew Meier, Jim DeLuca, Patricia Mumau

From Left: Don DeMaison, Michael Gaughn, Andrew Meier, Jim DeLuca, Patricia Mumau (Photos by Kelsie Withey)

Jim DeLuca met with Andrew Meier, Tricia Mumau, and myself to talk about his successful efforts to establish Abundance as one of the most important co-op markets in the Western New York area, and to give us advice on how to create a marketplace for Bent's Opera House. Don DeMaison, the most respected vineyard owner on the Niagara Wine Trail, stopped by to discuss a possible Trail tasting room for the Bent's basement. Both Don and Jim were seeing Bent's for the first time, and both were impressed by both the building and its potential importance to Medina and the Western New York region.

MICHAEL GAUGHN

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