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New business clearly offers wings and beer

January 20, 2008

Name of business: Buffalo Wings & Beer

Owner: Oscar Portillo

Address: 1065 Maryland Ave., South End Shopping Center, Hagerstown

Opening date: Nov. 15, 2007

Products and services: Full American-style menu, featuring Buffalo wings, char-grilled hamburgers, and subs, plus nine draft beers and 20 bottled beers available.

Number of employees: 10

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight

Web site: www.buffalowingsandbeer.com

Telephone: 301-766-0333

Question: How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?

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Portillo: "I worked as a cook for over 20 years, the last eight at Buffalo Wings & Beer in Gaithersburg, Md. I approached Ira Levy, the owner and founder, about opening my own store. I wanted to own my own restaurant after working in others' for 20-plus years."

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