When developer Roger Trettel puts his mind (and his money) to something, you know it’s going to be a good thing. How do I know this? As I write this post, I’m enjoying a cup of coffee in one of my favorite buildings in Buffalo… thanks to Roger. Not far from the Buehl Building (home of Second Cup Cafe) his latest project is well underway. It’s called Cornucopia – future home to fourteen businesses, some of them commercial incubation projects. The interior of the building is beginning to take shape – each of the units has a point of delineation as does the Main Street frontage which is scheduled to be built out for anchor Golden Cup Cafe. Even the central lounge is imaginable with the long hallways, the sweeping rows of glass counter-style storefronts and the overhead central skylights to show it all off.
The new facade is being installed on the Washington Street side of the building (lead photo), while the Main Street facade is getting an intricate paint job to show off the original detail of the building. That commercial facade comes next. Already the outward improvements are commanding tons of interest from neighboring business owners who are happy to see the work being done (as well as the prospect of 14 additional businesses being added to the district). Now is the time for prospective businesses to walk through the space and talk to Roger about locations and dimensions. Interested parties can send an email to me and I will be happy to pass along your information to Roger.