Last Walk of the Season

WFD would like to thank everyone that came to our Walks this summer. We held the final one last week on September 13th on a beautiful, warm evening down at Canalside. Now join us in the fall at our Buffalo Talks starting Oct. 4th, noon, at the Central Downtown Library.

 

 

 

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Lucky Day Whiskey Bar on Sept. 28th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us Thursday, September 28th at Lucky Day Whisky Bar for Working For Downtown’s premier social event. Formerly known as Thursday’s in the City, we’re putting together some of Buffalo’s most interesting venues with Buffalo’s most interesting people and companies.

The event will run from 5 – 8PM and is sponsored by Lumsden & McCormick, LLP and hosted by Working for Downtown.

Lucky Day Whisky Bar
320 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Buffalo’s Central Library wants to hear from you!

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library was recently awarded a “Heart of the Community” grant by Southwest Airlines and Project for Public Spaces to develop an outdoor Reading Park (outdoor space for free activities) on an unused grass/sidewalk area next to the Downtown Central Library. Please help us plan the Reading Park by completing this brief survey.Thank you!

Click here for the survey

Buffalo Walks – CanalSide

Join us on Wednesday, September 13th for a walk at CanalSide. A representative from Erie County Harbor Development will give us a tour of the site and the history of the space and the projects in progress. We will meet at the BFLO Harbor Kayak rental kiosk (1 Naval Park Cove). Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30.

5:15 pm Registration

5:30 pm Tour Start

RSVP by September 12, 2017

Reserve spaces online here

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

 

Buffalo Walks – Richardson Olmsted Campus

Join us on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 as we tour the Richardson Olmsted Campus, 444 Forest Avenue (Towers Bldg)

A historic one-hour tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus focusing on the past, present and future of the buildings. Hard hats will be provided. This tour does require walking and climbing multiple flights of stairs so for your safety, wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. You are encouraged to wear layers and bring water & flashlights – you may get dusty. Parking is limited so carpool if possible. You will need to sign a release form to complete the tour. Tour is $15.00 for all attendees (members and non-members).

5:15 pm Registration

5:30 pm Tour Start

RSVP by August 4, 2017

Reserve spaces online here

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

 

Queen City Pop – Up Requests For Proposals – Spring 2017

 

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), Buffalo Place and Working For Downtown are encouraging the Western New York retail community to submit proposals for 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 from June 15, 2017 – September 1, 2017.

Click here for further details on the RFP requiremen

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2017 Annual Meeting

Please Save The Date: June 6, 2017

Join us Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.  This year’s full breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 am with registration starting at 7:45 am at the Tewksbury Lodge located at 249 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14204

This year’s speaker will be Brandye Merriweather, Vice President Downtown Development, Buffalo Urban Development Corp.

RSVP by May 31, 2017

RESERVE SPACES ONLINE HERE 

For more information: www.workingfordowntown.org

or call (716) 854.2314 

Buffalo Walks – Seneca One Tower

Join us on June 8, 2017 for an update and walking tour of Seneca One Tower.  Learn about the history of the building and the current plans for redevelopment.  See firsthand where proposed retail and restaurant locations will be located, the build out of residential apartments, new vehicle entrance ways, building amenities and available Class A office space. 

5:15 pm Registration

5:30 pm Tour Start

RSVP by June 7, 2017

Reserve spaces online here

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