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A New Day for 806 Elmwood

Another walk-up building on Elmwood Avenue is being brought down to street level. 806 Elmwood Avenue is getting a complete makeover in the process. The building that currently houses Studio 806 salon will be given an overhaul, which will allow building/business owner Lauren Goretti-Neri to move forward with her salon expansion plans.

806 Elmwood first opened its doors in 2004. Over a decade later, Goretti-Neri has exciting plans for the street, which she will be rolling out now that a variance from the City has been approved.


More often than not, these types of walk-up conditions tend to leave businesses ‘out of sight out of mind’, when it comes to attracting the attention of passersby. At the same time, workable space is limited due to the smaller commercial footprint on the inside. By creating these types of modern-looking expansions, businesses are able to increase their offerings. In order to compete with other salons on the street, visibility and ease of access for potential walk-ins is key. The end result is a more dynamic and vibrant-looking Elmwood Avenue.

“We will have express services such blow outs, and full service barbering,” said Goretti-Neri. “Very exciting! We’re also changing up the floor plan upstairs to create a more open environment, while maintaining our comfortable atmosphere.”

Studio 806 is located across the street from the Lexington Co-op, which is prime time when it comes to the number of shoppers walking about.

Studio 806 | 806 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14222 | (716) 881-2806 | Facebook


Architect: Reilly-Meegan

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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