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The Darcys, 7 p.m. Nov.2, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $10. Glossy Toronto duo the Darcys is set to headline a Canada-friendly evening at the downtown music hot spot. The pair's most recent album, the '80s soaked "Centerfold," is a collection of synth-heavy dance pop that finds the group drifting away from its early moody guitar sounds. The shades of new wave and…

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The chic EXPO Market located in Buffalo’s theater district is the vision-come-to-life of developer Nick Sinatra who was inspired to build a local food hall in Buffalo as he experienced at New York City's Gotham West Market. The artisan food hall tags itself at five restaurants, one bar, all in one place – and it's true. But can you drink in this stylish place? Yes. D…

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In the glitzy oldie “Downtown,” Petula Clark sang joyously of a mythical, magical city core. “The lights are much brighter there/You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares/When you’re downtown... things will be great when you’re downtown ... everything’s waiting for you!” That’s a song worth warbling again, because Buffalo’s downtown, after years of stagnati…

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The bar: Gypsy Bohemian Grove Bar (GBGB) The breakdown: 617 Main Street is nestled in the heart of Buffalo’s Theatre District, but the address has doubled as a pseudo-graveyard for restaurateurs who’ve attempted to utilize the locale’s behemoth square footage for one culinary or brewed focus. Latest tenant EXPO Market has installed a more tenable concept, instead enlisti…

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The ungainly, cavernous space between Washington and Main streets has eaten more than one restaurant dream. But now that EXPO has opened for lunch and dinner at 617 Main St., perhaps downtown Buffalo’s upscale food hall will prove that a group can succeed where individuals failed. Eaters can browse six shiny-new establishments, grab their choices, and retire to an assortm…

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EXPO food hall plans to open next week in Main Street’s Market Arcade building, aiming to disrupt the lunch routines of downtown Buffalonians. When it begins its soft-opening phase at 11 a.m. Feb. 18, six restaurants will be offering meals that aim higher than standard  quick-serve fare. Built into the Theater District space at 617 Main St. last occupied by Perfetto, it’l…