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Letter: Buffalo is moving in positive direction

Buffalo is moving in positive direction

With pleasure I visited the newly renovated Hotel Lafayette for the wedding reception of a dear friend. This visit will leave a lasting impression on me. What intrigues me most is that this building, so rich in architecture, was built more than 100 years ago, and it is so stately and solid. What I learned is that it was built to accommodate guests for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, but was not finished in time and so it actually opened in 1904. Accolades to developer Rocco Termini, and I am sorry the funding did not come through for the AM&A's project.
One other building in downtown Buffalo that intrigues me is the renovated federal building, which now houses Embassy Suites and the Avant condominiums. The Avant condos have glass walls overlooking the city. Oh, if I made a paycheck large enough, I would purchase a condo at The Avant.
I was born and raised in Buffalo and downtown was my stomping ground for so many years. Buffalo is moving in a positive direction. It is so joyous to see the rebirth!
Rose Mary Grancharoff Girone