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Fera’s Electric Tower Café

Sometimes one of the saddest aspects of seeing a building renovated is knowing that the general public can not participate first hand in the transformation. Of course we can all look up and see a beautiful building standing in its glory, but what about the inside? Other than seeing photos, what are the chances that someone can gain access if it were not for occasional tours? When there was a ribbon cutting for The Electric Tower, I was fortunate enough to get a good look at the stunning interior. The office building was everything that it should be – elegant, inspiring… simply awesome. What were the chances that I would be able to walk inside on a regular basis? It turns out that those chances are pretty good.

Fera’s, a downtown lunchtime institution, has opened in the Washington/ East Huron corner of the building (see back story). That means that we all get to enjoy the brilliant makeover! When we stopped in for lunch today it was standing room only. Not to say that it is that busy everyday, though the people that we spoke to say that the reception has been tremendous. These days, downtowners have plenty of options when it comes to great food located in inspiring buildings. I really hope that the Electric Tower management follows the same recipe when it comes to the rest of the street level commercial storefronts.


I walked around the building and looked at the rest of the potential and all I can say is, ‘Wow’. I have a feeling that lunch-goers are going to be coming from far and wide to grab a bite at this location. Subs, salads, wraps, melts, soups, sandwiches… Fera’s even serves light breakfast foods and coffee from 7am to 10:30am. Lunch service ends at 3pm, so that gives people plenty of time to relax in style and comfort.

If you’re taking any architectural tours of the city, you must add the Electric Tower to your list… right around lunchtime!

Fera’s Electric Tower Café is located at 535 Washington Street | Buffalo, NY | Monday – Friday | 716-855-4663 | Delivery


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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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