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Larkinville. Hotel @The Lafayette. Horsefeathers Market and Residences. Cool places, all.

If you’ve been following this city’s renaissance, and want to get the inside scoop on how much of it has come to pass thus far, then consider attending a luncheon at Osteria 166 on December 10, 2014. At the luncheon*, sponsored by Investigative Post, Rocco Termini, Steven Carmina and Tim Tielman will share their thoughts on the city, where it has been and where it is going. The three will discuss their involvement in the current growth spurts that we are seeing all around us.

Rocco Termini, president of Signature Development, has lead the charge in the adaptive reuse of Buffalo’s historic building stock. His residential and commercial projects, in addition to the Lafayette, include the Warehouse Lofts, the Pierce-Arrow Village and, of late, Dog é Style.

Steven Carmina, architect and principal, Carmina Wood Morris, P.C., has worked on many of Termini’s projects, including the Lafayette. His firm also was the architect for the conversion of the Tishman Building into offices, residences and a hotel by the Hamister Group and is playing a role in the redevelopment of the City Mission and the 500 block of Main Street.

Tim Tielman, best known as a preservationist, is an urban geographer with expertise on what makes for dynamic urban spaces. He often works with Howard Zemsky and played a role in the development of Larkinville. Tielman is the principal of The Neighborhood Workshop LLC.

*The luncheon, part of Investigative Post’s “At Issue” event series sponsored by Bernhardi & Lukasik Law Offices, will begin at 12 noon at Osteria 166, 170 Franklin St., Buffalo.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Admission includes lunch and an Investigative Post membership.


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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