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Virginia Street Happenings

A Buffalo Rising reader recently pointed out some new activity taking place on Virginia Street. 247 Virginia, once home to Club Cosmopolitan, is shaping up to be a CrossFit training center. Called CrossFit Nickel City (see Facebook), the fitness center aims to prepare people for the CrossFit physical exercise philosophy, which is also a competitive fitness sport.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that focuses on “cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.” The building will house a fitness center with physical therapy and massage. Some of the standard exercises include the use of barbells, bumper plates, gymnastic rings, jump rope, kettlebell, medicine ball, Plyo box, resistance band, rower, and the AbMat.

“At CrossFit Nickel City our promise to you above all else is to help you move well for a lifetime! We have crafted an all inclusive, fun, functional and SAFE program focused on “owning your movement” all while building a community of strong, humble & passionate individuals who are focused on safely reaching their goals.” – CrossFit Nickel City

CrossFit Nickel City | 247 Virginia Street | Buffalo NY | 716-392-8818 | Facebook

In other Virginia Street news, I happened to notice that at the corner of 10th and Virginia (across from CrossFit Nickel City), Hispanos Unidos has added a significant solar array to its rooftop. I’m not sure when the array was installed, but the investment made into the beautiful old building is a good sign for that corner.

Hispanos Unidos of Buffalo | 254 Virginia Street | Buffalo NY | 716-856-7110



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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