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Corner Conversion

After highlighting Anatomy yesterday, I thought that it would help to showcase an immediate neighbor that has also made a significant contribution on the block. The corner of Elmwood and Anderson never looked bad, it just didn’t have a commercial look and feel to it (see here). Compared to July of ’09, the green house has been transformed into an eye-catching corner housing a design/marketing firm called Black Dog Strategy and Brand, while also acting as a marketing front for Inlight Art Glass. The interior office vestibule is actually quite impressive featuring sophisticated woodwork and a custom staircase leading to the office upstairs.

When I first saw the addition being built, I wasn’t quite sure that I was going to like the final product. Then came the iron railings and plantings, the exterior lighting and the inset wood framing on the windows. Along with the bright color choices, the final touches give the building a warm, welcoming appearance, especially in the evening. The fact that it is flush with the Anatomy building is also a nice feature. It would be nice to see a few more residential-looking houses on Elmwood transformed into commercial spaces – not necessarily with this drastic style of makeover, but it’s always good to see more storefronts added to give retailers and shoppers a concentration of shop options to choose from.

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Written by queenseyes

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.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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