In 1914, the Charles E. Roesch and Company butcher shop was founded. (Mr. Roesch later found time to become the mayor of Buffalo.) The shop continued under the helm of his son Charles, and today his grandson Charles runs the business now known as Charlie the Butcher. All next week, Charlie the Butcher will be celebrating 100 years in business with all sorts of planned events. At the various locations around town there’ll be free birthday cake and certificates for a free beef on weck. We especially like Wednesday’s offer of a free beef on weck to anyone who shows up with something from 1914! Details of the festivities are on their Facebook page.