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New Retro Washroom Digs at Larkin Square

A new building is being constructed in Larkinville, for purposes that you might not guess. It’s a public washroom/bathroom that will be open to visitors during Larkin Square events.

While this might not initially appear to be a heavy hitting development, it does show that the events at Larkin Square have become so popular that a permanent bathroom was warranted. And this is not your ordinary bathroom per se. Once complete it will feature a warm, clean place for guys and gals to do their business, complete with running water (formerly Porta Pottys were used), skylights, and designated “third” area for families to use.

In true Larkinville fashion, the building will stand out, with its retro seafoam glazed brick facade (very Miami-ish), and a pink highlight ribbon running through either end. The interior color aesthetics will play off the building’s exterior.


Ever since Larkin Square opened to the public, Porta Pottys have been used during events. It was a needed temporary fix until the permanent bath/washroom could be built. The new building is located directly next to the pickleball courts, with a path leading from the mini golf course (being reinstalled in 2016).

The inaugural flush will take place during Larkinville’s Winter Festival on Saturday, January 30, 2016. It’s then that people will truly understand the luxurious conveniences that are underway. Have you ever had to drop your drawers (snow pants) in a Porta Potty in the middle of winter? If so, then you know how handy and welcome these new bathroom digs will be.

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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