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Name that Food Shack!

Now that final work is being completed on the food shack, it’s time to give it a name. The ECHDC has decided that the public should have a part in naming the eatery (see rendering). Located on the Central Wharf, the shack will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will also be beer and wine served, as well as patio seating. The food venue is scheduled to open July 1st, which means that the name must be decided upon rather quickly.

“When we opened our doors last winter and asked the public what they wanted to see on the waterfront, food was one of the top three items, along with improved access and authentic experiences,” said ECHDC President Thomas P. Dee. “The new food shack is a sign that we are listening and are committed to providing a waterfront that can be enjoyed by all. Reaching out to the public for the name came naturally, given the many creative ideas that the public has already contributed.”

Following are the contest details:
The contest begins today and submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m. Members of the “Summer 2011” citizen’s advisory panel will choose the winning submission, which will then become the official name of the new dining location.
To participate, submit the name suggestion, along with your name, address and phone number to with the words “Name Contest” in the subject line. One entry per person, but each person can make several suggestions. Multiple members of a household may submit separate entries. Any submission and/or suggested name shall become the property of ECHDC.


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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