BUFFALO, NY - Entertainer Vanessa Williams was recently in Buffalo to exchange wedding vows with her fiance, Buffalo native Jim Skrip.
Their reception was held at the old Statler Hotel, now called Statler City, on Delaware Avenue.
The first few floors have been totally remodeled. But the outside of the building still needs millions of dollars in repairs, and some have started to question the Statler's curb appeal.
Anyone can walk into the Statler and see that the foyer and ballrooms have been impeccably restored. According to owner Mark Croce, his banquet business is doing well. Croce bought the mothballed building at auction in 2011 for just over $700,000.
The interior is one thing but what most people see is the scaffolding outside that has become an eyesore for those traveling down Delaware Avenue.