Share, , , Google Plus, Reddit, Pinterest, StumbleUpon


Posted in:

Sugar City’s Grand Opening

The first and last time that I walked through the doors of Sugar City’s new venue on Niagara Street, I thought to myself, “Now that’s a lot of work that looks like it’ll never get done.”

That’s because the place looked like it had been hit with a bombshell… blown out and blown up. For years the building had been sitting empty, braving the elements without heat, electric, water, etc. When I asked Sugar City director Aimee Buyea what she thought of the giant mess, she admitted that it was a bigger project than she anticipated… but here we are only a few short weeks later and Sugar City is announcing its grand opening date. How about that for some quick DIY action!


On Friday, August 15, 2014, from 6:00pm – 2:00am, Sugar City (an alt community art space) will be hosting a two-part opening party for its sugar citizens that goes down like this:

Friday August 15th
Part I: Sugar City Grand Opening 6-11PM 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY ALL-AGES
Part II Decades Dance Party 11PM Resurgence Brewing Co. 1250 Niagara ST 18+
Part I $7 // Part II $5 or $10 for both parts
Poster by Bobby Griffiths

Part I: Sugar City Grand Opening 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY ALL-AGES
Art Opening 6-8PM Marissa Paternoster: Illustrations and Prints
(Singer and Guitarist for Screaming Females, New Brunswick, NJ)
Music 8PM-11PM

In order or appearance:
Tracy Marrow and the Magi Chippie
Busman’s Holiday (Bloomington)
The first performance by Brass Pro and the Waterfront Revivalists
Marching Band dancing us across the street to…

Part II Chronological Dance Party 11PM 18+ Resurgence Brewing Co.
1250 Niagara St DJ’s taking us through the decades: DJPK 60’s, Dan O
70’s, Handsome Dan 80’s, DJ Reazon 90’s, ABCDJ 00’s | See event on Facebook | See BRO history on the Niagara Street headquarters

And for those who are looking for an alt music event festival that is just too out there to post on this site (be warned), ******Fest kicks off tomorrow (see here). It’s three days of pre-Sugar City opening activities featuring ladies who shred at Broadway Joe’s.

Sugar City: Buffalo, NY Based DIY art collective | 1239 Niagara Street | Buffalo NY

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 12.45.03 PM


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.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer |

View All Articles by queenseyes
Hide Comments
Show Comments