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Re-Tree is preparing to plant its 30,000th tree, with a tribute to a late M&T Bank executive. Re-Tree, a program of the Buffalo Green Fund, will plant the milestone tree at Canalside in a ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on April 26. The oak tree will be planted in honor of Mark Czarnecki, the M&T president and chief operating officer who died of cancer in 2017…

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After announcing a series of rock acts, Canalside has unveiled the first rapper coming to the Buffalo waterfront this summer: T.I. The Atlanta, Ga.-born hip-hop star, who broke out in the early 2000s, will perform at 5 p.m. June 29 at 44 Prime St. VIP tickets are $40 and are on sale now through Eventbrite. The VIP ticket includes access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two…

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On the heels of Incubus and the Psychedelic Furs - the two previous announcements for the 2019 Canalside Live Concert Series - a powerful double bill has been unveiled for this summer by the water. The Struts, an English glam-rock band, will be complemented by rapidly rising The Glorious Sons on July 25 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). VIP tickets are on sale now for $35, whi…

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The Psychedelic Furs and james, two bands that left an indelible mark on the British music industry, are co-headlining a concert on July 18 at Canalside. The Psychedelic Furs, best known for hits like "Pretty in Pink," "Love My Way" and "Heaven," will be led by original members and brothers Richard Butler (vocals) and Tim Butler (bass). Joining them are longtime band me…

Food and Drink

The Liberty Hound restaurant is staying on Canalside after all. The restaurant space in the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park museum was the subject of a request for proposals in December. In the end, park management went with a familiar management team, Jason Davidson and Mike Shatzel, the partners that had opened Liberty Hound there in 2011. “We …

Buffalo

The shipbuilding industry is about to return to Buffalo's Inner Harbor – albeit, in a very limited way. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. got the green light from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday to erect a new wood frame longshed building at Canalside, on 0.2 acres along the Commercial Slip. The long, slender barn-like structure will initially be used by the …

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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is moving ahead with plans to construct a new "longshed" facility as part of Canalside, as the state agency seeks the first city approval for the $4 million project. The agency, a subsidiary of Empire State Development Corp., wants to erect the long, slender barn-like structure on 0.2 acres just across the Commercial Slip from the Buf…

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It's not your normal chicken sandwich (at least not judging by the lines). They're definitely not your normal bumper cars, either. But if you like Chick-fil-A, or if the idea of driving crazily on ice is appealing to you, then 2018 was a good year to be a Buffalonian. The last 12 months have seen popular television personalities leave the Buffalo airwaves and local lege…

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On the anniversary of one of the most profound days in American military history, two of Buffalo's major companies gave a serious boost to a major military monument that is on track to open downtown next year. M&T Bank and Delaware North announced Friday, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a $200,000 joint grant to the African American Veterans Monument, a first-of-its-k…

Festivals

It's full-steam ahead into the holiday season. The Buffalo area will light up this weekend through a wealth of tree lightings, holiday fundraisers and artisan markets. Here are some of the top events for this weekend. 1. Canalside holiday celebration and tree lighting, 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at 44 Prime St. Free to attend, while ice skaters can receive $1 off by donating e…

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After spending time with relatives on Thanksgiving, many found the perfect day-after release at Canalside. Line up one of your favorite siblings or cousins, go as fast as you can, and bash into them with your ice bumper car. "Awesome," said 8-year-old Ethan Marranca, part of the very first session of ice bumper cars at Canalside. "I bumped into my cousins like more t…

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Benderson Development Co. hopes to release more details in a few months about its plans for a parcel of Canalside at the corner of Washington and Scott streets, now that the utilities underneath the paved lot are being relocated as part of a larger project nearby. The Sarasota, Fla.-based developer, whose roots are in Buffalo, has been planning to erect a multistory, mi…

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The city agency that oversees the Buffalo Building Reuse Project is considering extending two low-interest loans totaling $1.5 million to a pair of separate redevelopment projects by Nick Sinatra and Scott Croce. The two projects – Sinatra's Heritage Point on the South Aud Block of Canalside and an Allentown redevelopment by Croce's LeoStrong – are each seeking $750,000…

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Cleveland-born rapper Machine Gun Kelly set social media ablaze with the release of his diss track, "Rap Devil," last week, where he committed roughly five minutes to an elaborate take-down of Eminem. What was most surprising, though, was that one of the two backdrops in the controversial music video - which had 65 million views as of Wednesday night - is Buffalo's DL&a…

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Patrick Lynn has been a producer with "American Idol" for the entire 16-year run of the groundbreaking television show. This year, he successfully lobbied to have the singing competition show hold auditions in Buffalo for the first time. Western New York definitely impressed the judges. "We had a monster turnout today," Lynn said Sunday. "We couldn't be happier." …