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How did the Buffaloe’s convenience store on Wrightsville Avenue get its name?

Judy Royal
StarNews

There’s no story involving a huge animal, wings or a city in New York to explain the name for Buffaloe’s Market, which is spelled differently than all those things, anyway.

Like many other businesses, it’s named for the owners. According to New Hanover County tax records, the land at 4924 Wrightsville Avenue has been in the Buffaloe family since 1966, when William and Margaret Buffaloe bought it. As of 2002, the owner is listed as Buffaloe’s Grocery Inc., whose president is Andrew Buffaloe, according to corporate filings with the N.C. Department of the Secretary of State.

Those filings also show that the corporation of Buffaloe’s Grocery Inc. was dissolved on Aug. 12, 2010, for failure to file annual reports since 2006. But it appeared to be business as usual at the store on Aug. 27, 2010. No one from the family was available for comment.

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2 Responses to “ How did the Buffaloe’s convenience store on Wrightsville Avenue get its name?”

  1. On September 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm David Colwell wrote:

    Growing up on Pine Street in the 50’s-60’s, I remember that it was owned by Mr. (Fred) Moore (or Mohr) before it became Tilley’s in the early 60’s. The old drink machines (coldest Truades I ever had) and wooden floors are still a fond memory.

  2. On December 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm R.C. Bottles wrote:

    Mr Earl Buffaloe owned and operated Buffaloes Grocery for at least 13 years from 1963-1976. His daughter, Kathy Buffaloe also ran the store for a few years afterwards.



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