It looks as if more and more districts are getting into the holiday spirit these days. From Elmwood to Amherst Street, and Hertel to Grant Street, each district offers its own taste in cultural foods and gifts. On December 8, Grant Street will be hosting its own ‘Buy Local’ event, since this theme is a common promotional thread that appears to be working in other areas of the city. Now that there are a handful of businesses that are able to participate, the ability to successfully market these holiday events is finally possible. All you need is a cafe, a couple of shops, festive decorations, a post party with live music and holiday specials, and you’ve got everything you need to showcase Grant Street (and Ferry) and its businesses.
WHO: Dozens of businesses and organizations located in the city’s Grant-Ferry business district, including Sweet_ness 7 Café, West Side Stories book store, the West Side Bazaar, G & L Flooring, La Nova Pizzeria, Frontier Liquors, Dibbles True Value Hardware, Rotundo’s, the Grant Street Neighborhood Center, and many more.
WHAT: “Peace, Love, & Grant Street” is a holiday shopping and celebration event designed to encourage people to shop, eat, and explore the Grant-Ferry business district. Businesses will be open until 8:00pm and will feature festive decorations, live music, holiday specials, and other fun activities. A trolley has been hired to transport shoppers throughout the district.
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Holiday mixer for business owners and residents to follow at Sweet_ness 7 Café.
WHERE: Grant and W. Ferry Streets in the City of Buffalo, primarily those blocks of Grant located between Delavan and W. Ferry, and blocks of W. Ferry between Hoyt and Herkimer.
*Photos top right Lukia Costello