Featured Business Continued.... The reason for the business name is to honor Jermaine's uncle Shy whose picture hangs on the wall of their business. Think his uncle would really be proud of how far they have come.  It is a take-out business that seems to be managing comfortably keeping late hours. They are open six days a week and close at midnight, which was nice to hear since everything in the community closes at 5pm. 

In my interview with Jermaine (photo at story lead) I became aware of a few very encouraging things about their business, they have been in the Broadway-Fillmore community for about a month and they have two other locations 2300 Genesee St & 897 Jefferson.  Jermaine mentioned some future goals of the business are to expand to Buffalo's west side, support local businesses (especially other black businesses) and support their community. At their Jefferson location, Shy's sponsors what they call an "Appreciation Day," a special event to give back to the community.

Jermaine also informed me that he grew up around Paderewski so there is a familiarity. He says the area may not be at its best but is willing to give the business a try because of success at other sites and that he heard there is an interest in rebuilding the community.  In my closing conversation with Jermaine I was introduced to him as the manager of Shy's and that's when he told me he was the actual owner along with his wife and that he doesn't like to brag but wanted me to know that the reason for purchasing the building was that they are making a commitment to the area and want to support the community when possible. So I asked him, I see you don't have tables and chairs (none available at this time, strictly take-out) can I bring table and chairs if we want to do a board meeting at Shy's? He said yes, so we'll be calling to see what we can arrange.

Authored By Rita E. Gay

Fillmore Forward

Shy's Original Steak House                                                              Business Hours:

Owners: Jermaine and Aisha Williams                                            Monday - Saturday

690 Fillmore Ave                                                                                 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Buffalo, NY 14212                                                                               Closed on Sundays

716-852-SHYS

     

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