Although a generic, single-use, one-story strip plaza, this building gets a few simple things right that most of its peers do not. Among them is that it is build up to the street, has transparent windows along the sidewalk and uses traditional brick as a street-level building material.
Grant-Ferry has a long way to go. However, moves like this are the catalyst behind neighborhood revivals. It isn't the big money developers who come in over night and invest millions of dollars, instead, its the grassroots progress of passionate citizens and community groups who band together and implement practical solutions, one at a time, and get the ball rolling.
You rock WEDI and WSB!
Thank-you for being the voice of reason, Emigrant. I live just around the corner from Grant and W. Ferry and it always amazes me how many people don't understand that a neighborhood can be turned around if people support those who are trying to make things better.
Grant near Guercios has character and good space for foot traffic...Sweetness 7, a Ferrentines bakerys, a few other shops and a new restaurant near...all good things...This new location, not so much
Hmm.. strange move. Don't see them getting much foot traffic that way.
Grant / West Ferry is Buffalo's Times Square...... before Times Square went all Disney and crap
And it will stay that away until legitimate businesses and residents move into that area. It will be a slow and difficult process, but the more occupied an area is by good tenants, the less riffraff that will be around.
Bad idea for patrons , maybe a good idea for the venture .... The nice thing about the bazaar was that it was near guercios and the cafe ...... Grant near ferry is an awful spot and dangerous