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Buffalo Commons: New Indoor Shopping Coming to Downtown
Buffalo Commons: New Indoor Shopping Coming to Downtown

On May 1st. 2012, you will finally have a shopping destination in downtown Buffalo. 'Buffalo Commons', located at 523 Main St. will feature a cafe, t-shirt maker, clothing and more! So far, Brian Garman's Photography Gallery is the main tenent, but in the next few months, more will be offered here.

Buffalo Commons is a redeveloped building, thanks to local developer, Roger Trettel. The first floor is what we are primarily focusing on (the upper levels are shared office space). The floor is designed with small storefronts (ranging from 12x12 - 12x15), each with a window and door, lighting, heat and Wi-Fi included. The lobby area includes; public restrooms, lounge area and an entrance/exit on both Main and Washington Streets.

We are still looking for more businesses to fill the remaining spaces. The reason? To make this a true 'destination'. The concept is to have a variety of vendors; clothing (hip, trendy and vintage), jewelry, shoes, hats, beauty supplies, home decor, a spa, winery and others. Weekly events will be planned as well, focused on promoting local fashion/designers, fundraisers and work within the Main St. Studio (located two doors down). Brian's Gallery will be featured during art shows, block parties, and more. The entire space will be an indoor, year 'round market for individual vendors to share one large space. Each space is yours/theirs to have a storefront with a lobby showcasing additional room for displays and shows. The concept is to have all vendors working together under one roof.

Planned hours so far will be Mon-Friday 11am-7pm (to attract the lunch and after-work crowds) and Saturday 10-5pm (but can change depending on the demand and flexibility of those operating inside). By the time of the Grand Opening we will have new signage on the building, possibly awnings and planters on both Main & Washington Streets to lure foot traffic inside. And of course free parking on Washington Street after 5pm weekdays and all day on the weekends. Also planned (as we all know) is the return of auto traffic soon to this block of Main Street! If you are interested in being a part of this amazing opportunity on an exciting new block, please contact me before the space fills up. All interested parties must have a business license and insurance. Rent ranges from $400-$500 and includes all utilities. I'm available during the week to give tours, and anytime to answer your questions. This site is near to the Metro Rail, is visible from The Hyatt, the Electric Tower, Fountain Plaza (Rotary Rink), and is in close proximity to Genesee Gateway, Chippewa, Market Arcade. Giovanni Centurione347-962-6162g_centurione@yahoo.com

 

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