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Buffalo Place wants to expand the time that it patrols and maintains the city's downtown core, adding additional staff and extending hours into evenings and weekends as downtown gets busier. The nonprofit organization that runs the downtown business improvement district plans to hire one person each for its Rangers team and for operations. That will boost the hours for …

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City officials said Thursday they are now taking applications for small businesses wishing to participate in the Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition. The city initiative seeks to encourage the growth of new businesses and bring more small stores to downtown Main Street, by giving retailers an opportunity to test their products rent-free during a two-month trial, while put…

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Buffalo Place staff members have proven themselves adept at many tasks over the years as the nonprofit organization in charge of the downtown business improvement district has taken on growing responsibilities. The organization markets downtown, coordinates events and activities, maintains the streetscape and infrastructure, provides extra security, promotes new busines…

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A stretch of Main Street in downtown Buffalo is now eligible for additional state money to fund renovation and redevelopment projects in the business district. The Better Buffalo Fund's Buffalo Main Streets Initiative – part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion – has been used through three prior rounds to support projects in 20 commercial corridors in the city, inclu…

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Leaders of Buffalo Place are thinking about expanding the downtown business improvement district to cover a wider area of Buffalo's core, as the city makes new investments in streetscape and other infrastructure that could be at risk of deterioration if not regularly maintained. At the request of city officials, the nonprofit organization that runs the district has begu…

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What happens when you're a nonprofit in need of a credit card and better interest rates, and your board chair happens to work at a bank? Buffalo Place found out. The organization that runs Buffalo's downtown business improvement district decided last month to consolidate all of its banking business with Buffalo-based M&T Bank Corp., as the other financial institu…

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How’s this for an about-face? A group from a fast-growing Sun Belt city have come to Buffalo to see what’s happening here to revive downtown. For years, it was Buffalo officials who were trekking across the country in search of initiatives that succeeded elsewhere that could be tried here. But now, it’s a group from Jacksonville, Fla., who have flown to Buffalo to se…

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Buffalo real estate developer Carl Paladino wants Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula to locate a new football stadium in downtown Buffalo's Cobblestone District, not in a second option near the Perry Projects further east or in Orchard Park. Paladino, whose Ellicott Development Co. already owns a significant portion of land in the neighborhood, on Wednesday calle…

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Downtown Buffalo has picked up an extra 321 street parking spaces. City officials created the additional parking spaces by changing signage and other simple measures – easily exceeding the original goal of 200 new spaces, according to Buffalo Place. A report by the nonprofit business improvement district – which worked with the city – shows the new spaces are distrib…

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Workers are installing the new track bed in the southeast portion of lower Main Street and preparing to put in the new rails as part of the effort to restore car traffic to the key downtown artery. Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Place, said the new rails were delivered to the site at Main and Scott streets and are "ready to go in when they're done level…

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Four local women-owned retailers are participating in the latest round of the Queen City Pop-Up program in downtown Buffalo, occupying free space on Main Street for two months to test their wares in the market. The summer edition of the popular program – hosted by Sinatra & Company Real Estate at the Shops at Market Arcade at 617 Main – began June 27 and will run th…

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In 1987, Buffalo Place and Fountain Plaza hosted the first "Thursday at the Park" concert. Within a year, the after-work happy hour concerts outgrew the space and were moved to Lafayette Square, becoming the popular "Thursday at the Square" weekly concert series. Now, the newly renamed "Thursday & Main" concert series (formerly Queen City Social) hearkens back to th…

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Work continues on the effort to restore traffic to Lower Main Street, with construction crews concentrating their efforts on the southeastern section of Canalside between Exchange and Scott streets. Buffalo Place Manager of Planning Debra Chernoff said the nonprofit downtown organization is "doing our best" to keep building owners and tenants apprised of what to expect.…

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Fifteen renovation and facade improvement projects along Main and Washington streets in downtown Buffalo will share nearly $450,000 in state grant funds designed to boost activity in one of the city's primary commercial corridors. Buffalo Place on Wednesday announced the recipients of the fourth round of New York Main Street funds, which the nonprofit business improveme…

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Applications for the spring – and summer – of the city's Queen City Pop-Up retail initiative are available. The program – sponsored by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – seeks to bring more retail small businesses to the Shops at Market Arcade on Main Street in downtown Buffalo, in a bid to fill vacant storefronts while also su…