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It’s time to fight for what’s right!

At 7pm today, the community is invited to attend the third input and informational session regarding an initiative to convert the top floor of the Marcy Casino into an ala carte restaurant. It’s incredible that a proposal of this nature must jump through so many hoops in order to give the people of Buffalo something that they rightly and justly deserve. Hopefully this will be the final leg of the journey, to bring a public component to a facility that has been out of touch with the community for generations. 

The problem with these types of input and information sessions is that most people who want to see a restaurant in the historic boathouse aren’t going to spend their time and energy attending a meeting of this nature. Instead, these forums tend to attract the people who are fighting the initiative, for whatever reason – usually it’s someone who lives in the neighborhood who doesn’t want to see any change whatsoever.

It would be great to see supporters of The Terrace show up and express their reasons why they feel that The Marcy Casino should have a restaurant open to the public. Otherwise it’s going to be the usual suspects on-hand, who love a sleepy Buffalo. The event is scheduled to be held in the cafeteria at Buffalo Seminary. The details are below:

  • Facilitated in collaboration with Dean Robert Shibley
  • Brief recap of the proposal and have an opportunity to give input, voice concerns or express reasons for support through breakout sessions
  • Details regarding the public process between the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the City of Buffalo, Magnolia Events and the community will be addressed in evaluating proposed plans for this city-owned facility

If you can’t make the meeting, be sure to support The Terrace restaurant initiative by submitting your thoughts online. Click here to make a positive difference in the future of Delaware Park.

To learn more, and to sign the petition in favor of The Terrace, click here.

The Terrace at The Marcy Casino input and Informational Session

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Buffalo Seminary | 205 Bidwell Parkway | Buffalo, NY 14222 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Welcome/Introduction:

Robert Shibley, Professor and Dean, UB School of Architecture & Planning

Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Additional representation from: D-District, City of Buffalo Parking Enforcement, City of Buffalo, Magnolia Events and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Attendees may state their opinion during face-to-face discussions via breakout groups, or by filling out the input cards that will distributed at the informational session, or by submitting their comments through the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Conservancy’s website at

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will also discuss plans to establish an Olmsted neighbor ‘Advocacy Council’ which will be designed to address current and future park system communication in fostering ongoing community support and engagement.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Conservancy at 716-838-1249 ext. 10.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the Ronald McDonald 5k run, street access and parking may be limited. Race begins at 6:30 p.m. and the race route is scheduled to include Bidwell Parkway, attendees are asked to plan accordingly.

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