Success Stories

Here is a short list of local businesses that have been supported by the Batavia Development Corporation (BDC).  Starting a small business is difficult, but with the BDC’s support your business ideas can become a reality.   The BDC supports small businesses through grants, loans, site location consulting and business assistance.  The BDC is a proud member of START-UP Genesee and works directly with the NYS Small Business Development Center, the Geenesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC), the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, the Batavia Downtown Improvement District (BID), Genesee Community College (GCC), The Best Center at GCC, GO ART! and multiple commercial real estate agents to ensure that your business has the support it needs to launch in Batavia.

Eli Fish Brewing Companycontact

Inside the JJ Newberry building in Batavia the FreshLAB Restaurant Incubator will opened this spring 2018 with two new restaurants and anchor tenant Eli Fish Brewing Company.  FreshLAB is a, first of its kind, restaurant incubator program developed by the Batavia Development Corporation to address the dining and entertainment sales leakage in Genesee County.

As for Eli Fish Brewing Company, three Batavia natives pay homage to Eli Fish, who operated Fish’s Malt House, a brewery located on the corner of Elm and Main Streets in the 1800s. The brewery, which reportedly had the capacity to produce 16,000 barrels of beer annually in 1883, burned many times during Fish’s ownership, with Fish rebuilding it each time at the same location.  Eli Fish Brewing Company is led by Batavia natives Matthew Gray, owner of Alex’s Place in Batavia, as well as Buffalo Brothers Pizza and Wing Co. in North Carolina, Jon Mager, a third-generation owner in Arctic Refrigeration in Batavia, and Matthew Boyd, a partner in both Alex’s and Buffalo Brothers Pizza and Wing Co., who oversees Buffalo Brothers’ five North Carolina locations.

Another exciting facet of this project includes the rehabilitation of upper floor apartments above the FreshLAB restaurant incubator.

Eden Cafecontact

Batavia’s first vegetarian/vegan restaurant will delight your taste buds with offerings for everyone. Stop in and try the pub favorites we all know and love, but with a vegan twist. Eden has a variety of items ready to wow you. Enjoy a pile of nachos with house made nacho beer cheese, the Carrot Dog, Buffalo Style Cauliflower Wings, and Poutine! Pair your meal selection with house made Kombucha, fresh juices, smoothies, or a lemonade.

The Wild Ricancontact 

Welcome our first Puerto Rican restaurant in Batavia, The Wild Rican! The Wild Rican is bringing authentic and mouth-watering Caribbean flavors to our ever-growing community. Offering traditional rice and beans, Puerto Rican Beef Stew, Pork, or Chicken and try their amazing empanadas or a pastelillos. The Wild Rican has mouth watering desserts and will cater events and corporate lunches.

Welch & Craine Trading Postcontact

Looking for architectural salvage, hand made furniture, lighting fixtures and antiques? Visit the Welch & Craine Trading Post and Roadside Antiques at 60 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Amy’s Fluffy Friendscontact

Frankly Designcontact 

Karen’s Yarn Paper Scissorscontact

Ladies First, healthcarecontact

Trash Away LLC, garbage & recycling servicescontact

Triple Option Networkscontact