Dear members and friends,
Based on the most recent extension of the “pause” of non-essential gatherings in the coming weeks we have decided to postpone the April 22th Buffalo Meets at Duende at Silo City, the April 27th Buffalo Walk at Road Less Traveled Theatre and the May 6th Buffalo Walk at The Cooperage. We have also cancelled all board and committee meetings for the month of April to maintain the practice of social distancing.
We can’t wait to reschedule these events and get back to seeing what is happening in downtown Buffalo. Stay tuned and stay healthy!
With warm regards,
Shannon Sutton, President
Working For Downtown
We are looking for our next round of candidates! The deadline for submission is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Click on the button below for additional details:
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We’ve seen the “before” and had a party in the “during”, now join WFD for a tour of the “after” at the new Aloft Hotel at 500 Pearl Street. Join Tom Fox with Ellicott Development as he leads us on a tour of the newly completed and opened Aloft Hotel, adjoining banquet spaces and residential spaces. We will end the tour in the roof-top bar to get an incredible view of the Buffalo skyline and the beginning of the sun setting! Registration at 5:15pm, tour begins promptly at 5:30pm.
Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30, rain or shine.
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Join us Tuesday June 11th, 2019 for our Annual Awards Meeting and Election of Officers at the Tewksbury Lodge (249 Ohio Street) from 8-9am. Breakfast will be served. This year’s keynote speaker will be Michael Murphy, President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Join us on April 10!
Join us Wednesday, April 10th at Raclettes for Working For Downtown’s premier social event, Buffalo Meets. 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.
Register for this event here!
The event will run from 5 – 8 PM and is hosted by Working for Downtown and sponsored by:
537 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Can’t wait to see you there!
In Buffalo, wildlife is reclaiming an unused rail corridor. For a mile and a half, through the First Ward, the Valley, and the Perry Neighborhood, this land connects the DL&W Terminal in downtown Buffalo near Canalside to the Buffalo River across from Solar City. Since the fall of 2017, the Western New York Land Conservancy has been meeting with neighbors and community leaders to start a conversation about creating an inspiring and environmentally-friendly linear park and multi-use trail along this rail corridor. Come listen to Alicia Fahrner from the Land Conservancy fill us in on where this initiative is currently.
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Join us for a unique mash-up of a Buffalo Talk AND Walk on December 5th! We will hold this month’s Buffalo Talk at the historic Shea’s Seneca location (NOT the library). Join us to learn about this repurposed gem in South Buffalo at 2178 Seneca Street. Schneider Development Services has created a multi-use building out of the former theatre. We will hear directly from Jake Schneider about the process and then he will give us a tour of the building. Hope to see you there!
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43 North was launched in Buffalo in 2014 as a competition to identify start-up businesses. Besides cash awards, the winners receive mentorship, 12 months of free incubator space, marketing exposure, and freedom from New York State Taxes for 10 years. In the first four years 37 projects have been awarded funds. Come hear Bill Maggio tell us about the history of the program and where it is going after five years.
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We will start at the Downtown Central Library to learn about the Reading Park planned for the entrance area of the Library and then join us for a walk along the Literary Corridor with Laurie Dean Torrell as our tour guide.
Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30.
5:15 pm Registration
5:30 pm Tour Start
RSVP by June 10th, 2018
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