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Work Underway on Concession Stand at Broderick Park

The concession stand at Broderick Park is getting a much needed makeover. The building that you see here, formerly a food shack bunker that commanded the site, will soon be home to an interpretive center with washrooms and concessions (see Master Plans for the site).

When the concession building is complete, this will be a formidable venue for outdoor concerts and plays on the waterfront, especially now that The City is making another significant investment at the corner of West Ferry and Niagara Street (see here).

Earlier this year work was completed on the amphitheater (see here) at the park. Combined with a new picnic shelter, plantings, reconfigured parking lots and historical elements (Underground Railroad), it looks as if things are shaping up nicely for this section of the city’s waterfront.

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Photos: Elias Benavides (Reflex Productions)


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. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • arcmorris

    So – who designed the renovations to this building?  The titleblock on the master plan drawing is too hard to read.

  • looks like they installed ecostar tiles on the roof.  if so, major pat on the back to someone. ecostar is a recycled rubber product made here in buffalo.  very durable.  hardly anyone knows about it.

    if it isn’t ecostar, this roof might have been a good candidate for solar panels.

  • Arthur Park
  • grad94 that is EcoStar protecting this project! EcoStar synthetic slate was also used on the park’s picnic shelter.

  • foreverbflo

    OMG – what an embarrassment that place has been for so long. A huge blemish and insult to the citizens and tourists of Buffalo. It was just sad and depressing and shameful. I would have burned it down and it would have served a better purpose in that state. 
    So – thank you for doing this! I wont even read the post. ANYTHING is better than what this DUMP has been for so long. Anything. although, one suggestion: maybe sell fishing tackle, licenses and bait? Especially in fall thru spring. Stay open on a limited schedule in the winter. If you go there in winter months, there are always fisherman and people just chillin. Always. Maybe stay open from like 8-1? Why not? Simple lunch, coffee, hot chocolate, bait and tackle…. 
    Again – thank you for fixing this SH#T hole of a wasted public space. I thought Jimmy Griffin or Masiello were still in office!

  • arcmorris

    Trowbridge Wolf Michaels, Landscape Architects from Ithaca. Nice project!

  • Ivan putski jr

    That amphitheater looks like great place to skate

  • birdavelad

    How about cutting the grass and picking up trash first?  Maybe fix the crumbling embankment sidwalks?

    This site is still severely neglected.  What if it was in a more affluent neighborhood?  Would it recieve more attention and care?