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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Looking forward to another great season with Buffalo Walks. Take tours of some of the most relevant projects ongoing in Buffalo today.
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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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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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.
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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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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!
When: Friday, December 19, 2014
Where: Market Arcade Building, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 Come out to the Queen City Pop Up Shopping Surge, where you can find the perfect last minute holiday gifts for your friends & family! Queen City Pop Up offers unique gift items such as clothing, artisan beauty products, hand-made jewelry, holiday cards and other Buffalo themed gifts and accessories. Shoppers will receive 10% off merchandise. Lloyd’s Taco Truck will also be located on Main Street in front of the Market Arcade from 4:30pm- 7:30 p.m. and Mazurek’s Bakery will be offering 10% off cookie gift boxes until 7p.m. Stop into Preferred Werk for a Music Mixer featuring some of Buffalo’s local DJs! Join us for food, shopping and fun until 8p.m. Also stop in to visit the other great vendors at the Market Arcade – Queen City Gallery, J. Christian Fashion & Sasmita Batik Indonesia!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DEC. 2ND!
Working for Downtown Members Get 10% Discount
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Refreshments – Wine and Cheese
December 2, 2014
5:30 pm – 7:30pm
846 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202
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