BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Just one day later, western New York is still buzzing aboutPresident's three-hour tour of western New York, but there areplenty of businesses around the area that are wondering, "Why notus?"
A day after President Obama's visit, his ten chicken wings, fivecrispy, will keep Duff's on the map for awhile. But there were somebusinesses and locations that were hoping to see the President andhe never made it.
Broadway Market worker Melanie said, "I understand he likescinnamon apples. So I'm making him a cinnamon apple cake."
Melanie, an employee at one of the stands in the BroadwayMarket, had a cake ready to go for President Obama in anticipationof his arrival on Thursday. Chuck even cooked up a President'sburger.
Chuck Villafranca said, "That comes with Hawaiian relish. It's ahalf-pound cooked burger. We make them homemade everyday. It comeswith fried onions, cheddar cheese and Chuckie's Texas red hotsauce. I wanted to call it the Obama burger, but my wife thought,being in the community, we might offend some people and I didn'tthink so, but we would love to get his approval to come out herebecause it is made with Hawaiian relish also."
Gigi's was another spot many thought the President might stopby.
Carol James, Gigi's Manager, said, "We're gonna make him thebiggest cheeseburger he can possibly eat. If he comes, he can lookforward to having a good time with some people that want to ask hima few questions and just want to see him."
But he never showed up there and he also never made it to theend of the 33 by St. John's Baptist Church where over 200 peoplestationed themselves hoping to see the President. They onlycaptured a glimpse of his motorcade leaving the airport.
President Obama never promised to show up at any of theseplaces. In many cases, it appears to be just rumor or wishfulthinking.
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