The Five Points neighborhood is growing by leaps and bounds, as we have seen in the recent past. With Five Points Bakery moving into its new home, and Paradise Wines preparing to open (more on that soon), the intersection is looking more fruitful than ever. Currently, there are some additional; opportunities at hand that are ripe for the picking.
One of those opportunities is found at the old Club Utica building. People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) has been busy gutting and rehabbing the building, yet the organization is still unsure what/who the future tenant/s will be. And that means that there is a window of opportunity for a couple of go-getters to open businesses that will hopefully mesh with the rest of the advancements in the neighborhood.
According to Jenifer Kaminsky, Housing Director at Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Corp. (BNSC), “While we don’t have specific business types we’re looking for, we’re ideally looking for retail businesses that are a good fit for the neighborhood and a primarily residential building, don’t directly compete with other adjacent businesses, serve community needs, and provide goods or services that are accessible and desired by people in the neighborhood. We’ll welcome and review all proposals. We are currently assuming two spaces, but the space could be combined for one tenant.”
If you are interested in proposing a business that you think would be a good fit for this corner and the neighborhood, Jennifer has passed along some additional information, as well as contact information (see below).
This building is an integral part of the Five Points fabric, and should be considered another anchor for the burgeoning West Side.