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Larkinville. Hotel @The Lafayette. Horsefeathers Market and Residences. Cool places, all.

If you’ve been following this city’s renaissance, and want to get the inside scoop on how much of it has come to pass thus far, then consider attending a luncheon at Osteria 166 on December 10, 2014. At the luncheon*, sponsored by Investigative Post, Rocco Termini, Steven Carmina and Tim Tielman will share their thoughts on the city, where it has been and where it is going. The three will discuss their involvement in the current growth spurts that we are seeing all around us.

Rocco Termini, president of Signature Development, has lead the charge in the adaptive reuse of Buffalo’s historic building stock. His residential and commercial projects, in addition to the Lafayette, include the Warehouse Lofts, the Pierce-Arrow Village and, of late, Dog é Style.

Steven Carmina, architect and principal, Carmina Wood Morris, P.C., has worked on many of Termini’s projects, including the Lafayette. His firm also was the architect for the conversion of the Tishman Building into offices, residences and a hotel by the Hamister Group and is playing a role in the redevelopment of the City Mission and the 500 block of Main Street.

Tim Tielman, best known as a preservationist, is an urban geographer with expertise on what makes for dynamic urban spaces. He often works with Howard Zemsky and played a role in the development of Larkinville. Tielman is the principal of The Neighborhood Workshop LLC.

*The luncheon, part of Investigative Post’s “At Issue” event series sponsored by Bernhardi & Lukasik Law Offices, will begin at 12 noon at Osteria 166, 170 Franklin St., Buffalo.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Admission includes lunch and an Investigative Post membership.


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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  • murphluck

    Slightly off-topic, but I went to Martin Cooks at Horsefeathers for brunch two weeks ago.  Brought an out-of-town, 30-something yuppie with me from NYC, who originally grew up outside of Minneapolis.  My out-of-towner friend was so impressed with Buffalo, and she indicated to me that she had heard about Buffalo through various outlets in NYC, and the comeback it’s been experience, and that although the city looks a little rough around the edges, the local charm, character, friendly locals, hometown pride and obvious gentrification makes it feel so inviting. She even took it a step further and said she would have no problem living and settling down in Buffalo.  For me, this only solidifies that the City’s reputation is finally turning a corner nationwide.

  • buffalorr

    murphluck–About the only people now still criticizing Buffalo are some of those who’ve never left. Also, many Buffalo ex-pats now living in Florida poke fun at our snow all the time the reason being they’re trying to make themselves feel better about having moved there.

  • OldFirstWard

    Is there any information about the The Neighborhood Workshop LLC that Tim Tielman is operating?  Unless I’m looking in the wrong places, I can’t seem to find anything about what it is and what it does.

  • OldFirstWard

    “…and obvious gentrification makes it feel so inviting.”
    I always think of these online definitions of gentrification when reading about someones enthusiasm for the change. (I’ve edited out some of the colorful language):
    1. When uppity white people move into a ghetto and take over the real estate, which screws over the current residents. Usually followed by the opening of a shit ton of Starbucks, Nordstroms, and Whole Foods.
    Uppity white mom: excuse me, where can I find kale and quinoa around here? 
    Local resident: hell, this gentrification shit needs to stop
    2. When a bunch of white people move to the ghetto and open up a bunch of cup cake shops
    The lower east side has undergone gentrification by gays and hipsters.

  • joeyd

    OldFirstWard murphluck
    Gentrification…cant have it both ways…inner city residents complain that no improvements or investment is made in their neighborhood…but when it is done…complain about being pushed out or facing increased property taxes due to increase in property values…which is it…Medical District  prime example.

  • ClintBailey

    Uppity yups is my preferred nomenclature.

  • whateverr

    Is it strange that Investigative Post is cozying up in this way with those public figures their journalism would presumably be covering?
    – Termini, Carmina, and Teilman?