Buffalo Walks Tour: 500 Seneca Street & Tommyrotter Distillery

Buffalo Walks Tour: 500 Seneca Street & Tommyrotter Distillery

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Take a tour with the development team behind the repurposing of 500 Seneca Street.  The building includes 150,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space, 110 residential units, shared public space, a new European-style bistro restaurant with a wine cellar, a private courtyard, spa and salon, pet day care, and bi-level fitness center.  The building will also feature a three-story atrium with skylight, gardens, and full-grown trees.  We will finish the tour with an update and viewing of Tommyrotter Distillery which will make gin and vodka and operate a tasting room and mezzanine viewing area.

For More Information and to Book Online

For reservations by email, please contact Debbie DiMatteo at ddimatteo@mtb.com

Buffalo Talks – Apartments at the HUB

Guest Speaker:

Jake Schneider, Schneider Development, LLC

Local architect and developer, Jake Schneider, will speak on the newly opened Apartments at the HUB located in downtown Buffalo at 149 Swan Street and his newest project, The Niagara Street Gateway Apartments. These are the 5th and 6th downtown, adaptive reuse projects for Schneider Development, LLC in the past ten years. Jake will explain his unique approach to these creative mixed-use projects that are made possible with innovative placement of interactive commercial tenants and the use of Federal and State Historic Tax Credits. Come hear more about the challenges faced in the preservation of downtown’s valuable historic assets which are contributing so much to the renaissance of downtown Buffalo.

Make sure to reserve a seat today!

Queen City Pop-Ups are open

The first group of five “Queen City Pop Up” retail stores have officially opened in the Market Arcade complex.

To quote James Fink from Buffalo Business First: “A joint effort by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place Inc. and Working for Downtown identified the retailers and under the program, the stores were given rent-free space through Christmas Eve as a means for encouraging more downtown retail offerings.”

For more information, please read the full article from Buffalo Business First: ‘Pop Up’ retailing test case starts at Market Arcade

Buffalo Talks – Start Up Tech Companies

Guest Speakers:

Steve Raines, Algonquin Studios
Dan Magnuszewski, Z80 Labs
Jon Spitz, 43 North
Clark Dever, a local entrepreneur

This month will be in the central meeting room (2nd Floor) Come meet and listen to a panel of local individuals who are involved in incubator settings looking to help early stage tech companies develop and grow.

Make sure you reserve a seat here!

Queen City Pop-Up: RFP

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Buffalo Place, and Working for Downtown are encouraging the Western New York retail community to submit proposals to the Queen City Pop-Up Project.  This initiative is designed to encourage retail activity along Main Street by creating new “pop-up” shops that feature local retailers.  The winners of the Queen City Pop-Up Project will receive free rent in a select retail location for the 2014 Holiday Season.

For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Queen City Pop Up Project RFP, please contact Brandye Merriweather at bmerriweather@buffalourbandevelopmentcorporation.com, or by going to the BUDC Homepage.

This is a unique opportunity for local retailers to receive free rent on Main Street in downtown Buffalo for the holiday season.  Note that the all proposals should be submitted to me by Wednesday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Urban Land Institute WNY – Reviving the 500 Block of Main Street

ULI Western New York: Reviving and Rebuilding the 500 Block of Main Street


ULI Western New York: Reviving and Rebuilding the 500 Block of Main Street

Thursday, October 16, 2014

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Registration and Hors D’oeuvres (Hyatt Regency)
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Panel Discussion
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Block Open House/Self-Guided Tour
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Networking at Oshun Oyster Bar

Hyatt Regency
2 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203

The 500 Block of Main Street embodies the exciting initiatives and investment that are changing downtown Buffalo back into a vibrant urban neighborhood. This event offers the opportunity to experience firsthand some of the revitalized buildings on this historic block and to meet residents and business owners who have spurred the effort. After a panel presentation about the block’s recent history and the efforts transforming it today, attendees are welcome to embark on a self-guided tour of 487-537 Main Street. After tours, meet for networking at Oshun Oyster Bar.

Steven Carmina, Main Street Business Owner, Building Owner, and Resident │ AIA

Debra Chernoff, Manager | Planning at Buffalo Place
Jay Dellavecchia, General Manager | Hyatt Regency Buffalo
John Volpe | Main Street Resident & Business Owner

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Silo City Picture

Buffalo Walks Tour: Silo City

Buffalo Walks Tour: Silo City

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Come join us for a walking tour of the Silo City.  Due to the positive reviews we had last year, we are offering this tour again. The Silo City Campus contains the evolved development of the grain industry as it entered the 20th century.

For More Information and to Book online

For reservations by email, please contact Debbie DiMatteo at ddimatteo@mtb.com