NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Western New York philanthropist and restaurateur Russell Salvatore celebrated his 86th birthday over the weekend.
News 4 was on hand for his big party at Stir Nightclub inside the Seneca Niagara Casino Sunday night.
Russ is known and loved by many throughout the community, and on his birthday, he just wanted to say "thank you" to the Queen City.
"I enjoy giving back to the city that made me successful," Salvatore said. "I love giving my money away to the city that I love. I swear to God it sounds stupid, but I really do."
Russ thanked the City of Buffalo for all the years of business and friendship. He joked that he didn't think he would make it this far, but said everyone is invited to his party next year.