While scouring through some photos the other day I came across this shot of the decaying truck terminal. It’s hard to imagine that this was the condition a couple of years ago. Now the transfer station is home to Morrissey’s Irish Pub and Benchwarmers sports bar. It was August of ’06 when I first posted on the future use of the building – two and a half years later we have two fully operational businesses inside occupying 100% of the space.
Throw in the Benlin Distribution Services warehouse, a renovated ice house at 26 Mississippi and 49 Illinois Street and… well, just take a look back in time. All the way back to 2005 when WCP first posted on the Savarino/Avalon future plans involving the historic Cobblestone District. For those of you who may have been out of town, the Cobblestone District was out of sight, out of mind. Nobody even knew where this district existed unless they happened to park there during a Sabres game. Hey, check it out for yourself – can you believe that only a few short years ago Mississippi Street looked like this?