Blast from the past
Seeing this old A&P sign took me back down memory lane.
For much of the 20th century, A&P was the largest retail grocer in the country.
The eight-story concrete block building located on Swan Street in Larkinville was once the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. warehouse. The grocery chain opened its Buffalo division and regional headquarters there in 1918 and occupied the building until 1975.
The 238,000-square-foot structure also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
But change is on the way for the landmark building.
A $39 million project aims to transform the building into a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, 164 of them. There also will be indoor parking as well as retail space.
Food Truck Thursday's menu
The vendors for today's lunchtime favorite are:
- Flaming Fish
- Lomo Lomo
- Green Acres Ice Cream
- Mineo & Sapio
The meal mobiles will be lined up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.on West Genesee Street, next to Statler Towers.
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