While the Downtown Bazaar prepares to open downtown at 617 Main Street, work continues on West Side Bazaar’s future permanent home at 1432 Niagara Street. The Bazaar has been homeless after its previous Grant Street closed after a September 20 fire. The bazaar is a small business incubator offering food and unique products from a diverse group of cultures and ethnicities.
The new location will provide the Bazaar with ample room to expand its offerings. It will be three times larger than the former Grant Street Bazaar. This is the third time that the Bazaar has expanded to the point where it needed a new building in order to accommodate its wide range of tenants.
The $11.5 million renovation of the 16,000 square foot building will provide space for 24 restaurant, retail and professional services businesses, test and rental kitchens for independent chefs, classrooms, event space and seating for 200+ patrons.