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Silo City Rocks and a tribute to Buffalo’s mustached men

Silo City is definitely keeping people guessing these days. After a short hibernation, things are heating up at the site with all sorts of news regarding myriad activities and events. With Boom Days upon us, the excitement is building. First, word is out that it won’t be long before visitors to Silo City will actually be able to climb the mammoth historic structures – it’s all part of the Silo City Rocks  indoor/outdoor rock climbing gym and bouldering center initiative. That’s right, soon climbers will be able to scale the walls of the iconic 140-foot-tall Marine A elevator. See more on Facebook.

To top it off, this morning an announcement was made that Silo City will also be home to the Buffalo Mustache Hall of Fame and Museum. The Good Neighborhood and Flying Bison Brewing Company have come together, along with proponents of Silo City, to construct indoor/outdoor exhibits that will pay tribute to some of Buffalo’s most distinguished mustached men – Buffalonians such as Grover Cleveland, Lindy Ruff, Rick James and Mark Twain. 
Featured below is a rendering by artist Max Collins as to what the promotional mural will look like on the outside of the structure. The mural is being affectionately called “Mount Stachemore”. A commemorative Flying Bison brew in honor of the museum will be unveiled at Boom Days (see here). The mural will be finished just in time for the second annual City of Night event on August 17th, 2013.
“Some might bristle at this idea, but it’s truly a perfect pairing – mustaches and grain elevators are both back in style,” smiled Silo City owner Rick Smith with a wide grin below his own beloved mustache. “This is one more creative and exciting way for our community to reclaim and redefine these once-neglected areas – people from all walks will flock to Silo City to see the museum and Mount Stachemore, which will be seen for miles.” Added Flying Bison head brewer Tim Herzog: “My mustache is made thick by the foam of Flying Bison beer; in turn, Mount Stachemore Ale has a thick-hearted body and smooth finish, and we look forward to serving it at Silo City for centuries to come.”
Photo: Left to right – The Good Neighborhood’s Seamus Gallivan sporting a new stache, muralist Max Collins, Flying Bison’s Tim Herzog, Silo City’s Rick Smith

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • Up and coming

    Maybe the first part of Jason [at]’s business plan should be to return customer emails.

  • bufwego

    i love it because it will make so many people angry

  • EAHS 1972

    No space for Rick Martin? He had a nice, thick mustache for at least part of his time with the Sabres, as I recall. How about coaches Pop and Red from “The Natural?”
    Either way, it looks great!
    PS: We need to find a brewer or someone to rehab that old brewery on the East Side you guys profiled sometime last year. What an amazing building that could be.

  • WCPerspective

    I nominate Fred Smerlas!

  • brownteeth

    That’s quite the push broom on Rick Smith!

  • Jay

    Hi! Did I miss your email? Resend it! I will be able to do so until the concrete walls warm up – then we’ll be outside til roughly November.
    jason (a) SiloCityRocks .com

  • CitySide

    Definitely a April Fools joke!… Right?


    “I nominate Fred Smerlas!”
    Screw him — he did nothing but talk s–t about Buffalo after the Bills let him walk . . .

  • grad94

    very grateful for sparing us the multi-story visage of the formerly mustachioed andrew rudnick.

  • MEG

    Material/application of the mural?

  • Tim

    I like it too. Some history and some humor. Though it looks like they forgot Rick James body. Bitch.