BUFFALO, NY - Slow, incremental improvements. That seems to be the name of the game at the inner harbor. Monday the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation unveiled a very busy summer event series.
"Perseverance pays off, things will happen, things are happening" said ECHDC Board Chairman Jordan Levy. The Central Wharf will host more than 300 events this year, up from 115 in 2010.
They will also be repositioning the stage from the western end of the wharf, to soon-to-be-green space under the Skyway. This will give them the space to accommodate thousands more. The Tragically Hip concert sold more than 11,000 tickets.
In addition to the concert and event series, the ECHDC also showed off a soon-to-open snack shack, announced the wharf space would be doubled this summer, and said there would be portable restrooms in place as well.