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Location needed for building bocce court(s)

Last week Bernice Radle sent me an email asking what my thoughts were regarding the possibility of building an urban bocce ball court. She told me that she had been researching courts in Providence, Rhode Island, and had even been in communication with Providence’s Bocce Team (see post). I told her that I thought that it was a great idea – both building a bocce court and starting a league in Buffalo. Just last week I received an IM from a member of the Buffalo Pond Hockey Committee who was wondering if there were any bocce courts in Buffalo. What a coincidence! I told him that as far as I knew there were not any. After thinking about the idea for a few minutes I came up with what I though was the perfect location for a court or two and even a possibility for funding.

After making a phone call I was able to nail down a small financial sum in order to build and install a bocce ball court. Unfortunately, the spot that I had in mind (next to the Unitarian Church on Elmwood) is in the process of installing a parking lot. Go figure. So that location is out. Now we’re trying to figure out where we might be able to build a court(s). Amherst Street? Grant Street? We need a location that is highly visible from the street, has some stores and/or restaurants around it and is owned by an agreeable owner. 
We still have the funding to build the court(s). We’re just looking for the perfect place. Any suggestions would be appreciated at this point.

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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