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Five Points Mural Signals Exterior Work Underway

The Five Points neighborhood is looking a bit more colorful these days thanks to a temporary mural by artist Tom Holt. The mural was painted in order to add some life to the corner, as building owner Frits Abell continues to work away on the structure’s foundation. In order to rebuild the foundation, the building was hoisted for seven months. That work is now complete, and Frits says that the exterior work can now resume. Joe Gugino is the contractor. Davidson Rafailidis is the architect.

This building, which sits in the Five Points intersection, is a critical fixture in the neighborhood, and will one day be a catalyst for additional activity. In the meantime, building after building in the Five Points neighborhood is in transitional state. Residential properties are being squared away in all directions, new builds are being constructed, and grassroots activist groups are busy with myriad projects, from farm hoop houses to neighborhood gardens.

Photos: Rachacha and Queenseyes

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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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