Buffalo Talks – Explore & More Children’s Museum – March 1, 2017

Guest Speaker: Douglas Love, CEO
Explore & More Children’s Museum

Douglas Love will give us an overview of the exciting plans for the new Explore & More Children’s Museum at Canalside, which will offer seven educational play zones that each tell the stories of Buffalo in unique, inspiring and interactive ways. Erie Canal Harbor Develop- ment Corporation will break ground on Explore & More’s new building in the South Aud Block of Canalside in March 2017. The Museum is expected to open downtown in late 2018.

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Buffalo Talks – Jan. 11, 2017 – Changes in Downtown Buffalo Policing

Guest Speaker: Chief Joseph Gramaglia,

Chief of Downtown Buffalo B-District

Chief Gramaglia will give us an update on how policing in downtown Buffalo has changed over the past 20 years as downtown has changed. As our downtown focus has shifted, and in light of the pressures on law enforcement across our country, is our local law enforcement doing anything differently?

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Buffalo Walks – 9.21.16 – Colonel Ward Pumping Station

Join Working For Downtown for a tour of the Buffalo Water Authority Pumping Station. We will see how the water filtration process works and hear about the history of the steamers.
In the early 1900s colossal five story high, 60-foot steam pumps delivered water to the City of Buffalo. They were eventually replaced by smaller, but very powerful electric pumps, which are still in use. These mammoth steam pumps still sit alongside their smaller replacements and have attracted attention from pump and steam engine enthusiasts.

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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.

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

Boom Days – Silo City – Apr. 18th!

From the Boomdays2015 website:

“Boom Days” is the region’s grass roots celebration of the advent of spring, commencing each year with the lifting of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom. “Boom Days” commemorates the Niagara region’s bustling waterways of days gone by, glorifies our natural, artistic and cultural wealth, and thanks our strong winter.

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April 1 – 500 Seneca Street Project

Guest Speaker:

Kevin Hays, Savarino Companies

The development team behind the repurposing of 500 Seneca Street have doubled the number of planned apartments and signed a distillery to occupy part of the complex. Savarino Companies and Frontier Group of Companies are redeveloping what was originally the F.N. Burt Company box manufacturing plant and later used by New Era Cap Co. into a mixed use complex. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic places and the project is utilizing historic preservation tax credits.

Make sure to reserve a seat today!

One Region Forward

A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara

Celebrate where we’ve been and where we’re going together as a region.

After nearly three years of hard work and planning, it’s time to celebrate our accomplishments while also looking to the future. One Region Forward will be releasing its Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, entitled “A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara.”

The plan explores ideas and potential strategies to align our actions to our values, providing a basic framework for moving the region towards a more sustainable, resilient, prosperous  and opportunity-rich future.

5:30 -7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 12

1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

Event is free and open to all. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

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Main Street Open to Cars 1/23/15

For the first time in over 30 years, the 600 block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be open to vehicular traffic again! This long anticipated event will be marked by Mayor Byron W. Brown and Rep. Brian Higgins took the first car down the block at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 as the traffic gate opens.

These gates will be in place when a Metro Rail train emerges from the underground tunnel to the 600 block of Main Street. Once the train is safely pass, the gate will left and cars can continue down Main Street. As construction continues on the 500 block of Main Street, cars will need to turn off at Chippewa Street.

Main Street between Chippewa and Tupper streets is the home of such businesses as Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Market Arcade, Tralfamadore Café, Irish Classical Theatre Company and Bijou Grill and will now share the road with trains, cars, bicycles and pedestrians!