Buffalo Talks – Paul Kolkmeyer

Development of Residential &

Commercial Property

Guest Speakers:

Paul Kolkmeyer, President & CEO

Paul Kolkmeyer President and CEO of Priam Enterprises, LLC was formed in 2007 as a privately held real estate investment and development company. Priam Enterprises latest acquisitions include: Marine Trust 237 Main, Stanton 251 Main, Roblin – 241 Main. Paul will be giving WFD an update on these building and his plans for their future redevelopment.

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Buffalo Talks – Brandye Merriweather

Buffalo Building Reuse Project and Queen City Pop-Up

Guest Speakers:

Brandye Merriweather

Brandye will give a presentation about the Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP). BUDC spearheads this initiative and it focuses on adaptive reuse projects, streetscape and infrastructure improvements, residential growth, and the development of tools and incentives for Downtown projects among many other things. She will also talk about how BUDC launched the Queen City Pop-Up program in partnership with Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Place & Working For Downtown to attract small business retail and to activate empty storefronts along Main Street in Downtown Buffalo.

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Buffalo Walks Tours – Silo City

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.

Tour is at grade, in and around the Perot, Malthouse, and Marine A Elevator with Jim Watkins “Steward of Silo City”.

Please wear comfortable appropriate footwear and attire.

5:15pm Registration (location is on Childs St. off Ohio St.  You can park at gravel parking area halfway down Childs St. and meet nearby)

5:30pm Tour Start


Buffalo Walks Tours – Buffalo River Works

Buffalo Walks Tours: Buffalo River Works

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Witness the exciting progress that has been made to the entertainment complex at the Grange League Federation (GLF) elevator site on Ganson Street.  Among the interesting uses are two ice rinks, indoor and outdoor concert venues, restaurants, bars, public access to the Buffalo River, and eventually a hotel.

Please wear comfortable appropriate footwear and attire.

5:15pm Registration

5:30pm Tour Start

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Queen City Pop-Up

Please visit 653 Main St. to explore the newest Queen City Pop-Up. Located right in the theater district across from Shea’s, these 5 retailers have set-up shop.

Below are pictures from our opening. Like the Queen City Pop-Up page too @ https://www.facebook.com/queencitypopup

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WFD Member Renewal

Welcome Working for Downtown Members:

2014 was a fantastic year in Buffalo! We have experienced some wonderful changes and new restaurants and activity in the downtown region.  WFD continues to use this website & social media to help us promote Downtown Buffalo and communicate with our members and supporters. We ask that you continue to come and socialize with members and supporters of WFD at our events. We would love to see you there!

Working for Downtown continues to promote downtown through some fantastic tours such as Silo City and Buffalo RiverWorks. We are starting to investigate potential tour sites for 2015 and please contact us if you have any suggestions. This year we collaborated with The Buffalo Place & others to introduce Pop Up retail stores, which were a great success to introduce this new idea to the Buffalo market. Look for another Popup retail even in the spring of 2015. The Buffalo Talks lunch series continues into 2015, please see our Buffalo Talks section for a list of the new speakers and dates.

It is time for our annual WFD membership renewal. Like last year we are offering an online renewal option and we hope you will find the website a convenient way to renew your membership. You will receive an e-mail shortly with the link and renewal instructions.  If you would prefer, you can still mail your payment to: Working for Downtown PO Box 173, Buffalo, NY 14203.  Please complete the renewal form to ensure we have your most current information. You can also log into the Member Directory (User Name is the initial of your first name & your last name: Example: JSmith). If you have not yet logged in, please do so. Use the MEMBER HELP button if you are having trouble logging in.

Thank you in advance for another year of your support. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming WFD events in 2015!

Click link to renew your membership

Thank you,

Working for Downtown Board of Directors