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Looking Sharp – 50 Broadway

Back in July of 2016, BRO covered a new rehab development at 50 Broadway – a building owned by Roger Trettel. At the time, Trettel was busy adding a cornice to the building, thus restoring some much needed curb appeal to the project.

Fast forward nine months and we now see the end results of the installation of the first floor commercial facade. The development is very welcome in this particular downtown neighborhood, because forever and a day we were forced to look at the building in this condition, which partially set the tone for the rest of the block. Thankfully, those days of being 50 Broadway forlorn and boarded up are long gone.

50 Broadway – boarded up for forever and day

“I will be finishing the façade this week with some beautiful restored copper corbels that divide the storefront windows,” Roger told me. “They will be spectacular!  Also have had A LOT of interest in the space from bars, distilleries, bakery, retailers, cleaners, hair stylists, yoga studio, etc. – still in discussions with a couple of them, so hope to have it filled soon.”

Trettel is planning to do live/work or loft/office spaces upstairs. Each ‘unit’ will occupy one floor with an open layout and full kitchens and baths.

What a difference the new storefront makes. Apparently Trettel has had some interest in the space, although no announcements have been made as of yet.

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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