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Is this the spark that ignites Grant Street?

I’m really happy for Grant Street. Seeing all of the interior and exterior work taking place at the corner of Grant and Lafayette is so refreshing. We’ve already seen gallery openings around the corner at the Grant Street Gallery, and now we’re looking forward to the opening of Mum’s and Daisy’s Flower Shop and the Sweet_ness 7 Café (not yet open). I have to hand it to the project’s devoted mastermind, Prish Moran – she has been plugging away at this project for quite some time now. Personally, I can’t wait for the café to open (see history of the project). We shop at Guercio’s quite a bit and will definitely take advantage of the nearby locale.
If nothing else, the paint job (not complete yet) on the corner has given a new life and vibrancy to Grant Street. This project, along with Guercio’s, could really be the spark that ignites the commercial district. Now, if I were The City, I would take a drive down the entire street and see what could be done to ensure the stability of this recent investment. Remove graffiti, track down derelict property owners – anything that can add to the quality of life for residents and businesses. That’s what happened on Elmwood 15 years ago. The City saw an increase in private investment and helped with the infrastructure of the street. Grant has farther to go, but at the same time, the historic appeal is priceless.
Please try to support the upcoming Holiday Bizarre at the Grant Street Gallery. Here are the details:
216 Grant Street (at Lafayette) Buffalo, NY 14213
OPENING NIGHT: November 14th – 5pm. Open daily 10-6pm until January 17th
*member of the Artists Open Studios Weekend in December*
The gallery might still be ooking for artists and craftsmen to sell their handmade items/artwork in the beautiful, new gallery on this busy corner of Buffalo’s newest artists community.
No commission, fully staffed and a low monthly fee ….limited space!!
Comprising every conceivable sort of interest for the gift giver….
Candles, pottery, jewelry, knitted items, food items, hats, handbags scarves, artwork, photography, cards….etc.
For more info or to reserve a space please call Prish Moran at 716-883-1738

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, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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