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Letter: Revival of downtown, Canalside is incredible

Revival of downtown, Canalside is incredible

As longtime Lancaster residents, my wife and I haven’t always had a chance to visit and enjoy downtown Buffalo. To put it mildly, we were blown away by the changes in the city. From Canalside to HarborCenter to the activity across the Buffalo River on the Outer Harbor, Buffalo has really come to life.

For years, suburbanites of our generation didn’t go to downtown, except for a Sabres or Bisons game, or the odd concert. Nowadays, thanks to the hard work of leaders like Rep. Brian Higgins, who jump-started private sector interest after winning a huge settlement from the New York Power Authority, there is plenty to see and enjoy in downtown. It’s been a long time in coming.

Traffic jams in downtown are annoying – there’s no doubt about that. But they’re also not a bad problem to have.

John Bruso


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