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Good Morning, Buffalo: Developer plans to transform DL&W Terminal into waterfront concert venue

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May 14, 2022

DL&W station, site of new music venue

Developer Sam Savarino at the DL&W station.

Savarino believes music venue will fill a void for concertgoers

The second floor of the DL&W Terminal in the Cobblestone District has been vacant since the last Erie-Lackawanna passenger train left the station in 1962. But now, Developer Sam Savarino plans to turn the space into a waterfront music venue, to be completed by 2025.

"Our intent is to make a public space in the size and scale and characteristics of great and successful public places in other communities," Savarino said.

Savarino said there's a need for a music venue between the 400-capacity Buffalo Iron Works music club the developer owns nearby and the planned 8,000-capacity amphitheater at the Outer Harbor. He believes the new music venue on the exterior deck of the building where the train line ends – overlooking the Cobblestone District on one side and the Buffalo River on the other – will fill that hole.



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