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Built by Design – “Café Fargo”

Back in March of 2013, I posted on a little corner building owned by Giles Kavanagh that was going through an extreme transition (see here). At the time I mentioned that there were a number of unique design assets being added to the space, including a brilliant window system and radiant heat floors, which were installed as a backup system to the Chinese ‘kang” wood burning stove (or kachelofen).

Since the time of the article, Giles has been keeping busy with his real estate handlings, with nary a peep coming from the Fargo shell that had been built out in order to attract a business operator. It was only recently that featured an update, signaling that there was renewed interest in the undertaking (see here). The article, DIY submitted by Davidson Rafailidis Architects most likely, did a fine job in illuminating what the future of the building might behold (in its new life as “Café Fargo”).

While there is still no operator stepping up to claim the corner retail space, Giles has been fielding genuine interest from a number of potential operators as of late, and I would think that it won’t be long before this corner becomes reactivated.

Check out the design article here.



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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