Silo City is definitely keeping people guessing these days. After a short hibernation, things are heating up at the site with all sorts of news regarding myriad activities and events. With Boom Days upon us, the excitement is building. First, word is out that it won’t be long before visitors to Silo City will actually be able to climb the mammoth historic structures – it’s all part of the Silo City Rocks indoor/outdoor rock climbing gym and bouldering center initiative. That’s right, soon climbers will be able to scale the walls of the iconic 140-foot-tall Marine A elevator. See more on Facebook.
To top it off, this morning an announcement was made that Silo City will also be home to the Buffalo Mustache Hall of Fame and Museum. The Good Neighborhood and Flying Bison Brewing Company have come together, along with proponents of Silo City, to construct indoor/outdoor exhibits that will pay tribute to some of Buffalo’s most distinguished mustached men - Buffalonians such as Grover Cleveland, Lindy Ruff, Rick James and Mark Twain.
Featured below is a rendering by artist Max Collins as to what the promotional mural will look like on the outside of the structure. The mural is being affectionately called “Mount Stachemore”. A commemorative Flying Bison brew in honor of the museum will be unveiled at Boom Days (see here). The mural will be finished just in time for the second annual City of Night event on August 17th, 2013.
“Some might bristle at this idea, but it’s truly a perfect pairing – mustaches and grain elevators are both back in style,” smiled Silo City owner Rick Smith with a wide grin below his own beloved mustache. “This is one more creative and exciting way for our community to reclaim and redefine these once-neglected areas – people from all walks will flock to Silo City to see the museum and Mount Stachemore, which will be seen for miles.” Added Flying Bison head brewer Tim Herzog: “My mustache is made thick by the foam of Flying Bison beer; in turn, Mount Stachemore Ale has a thick-hearted body and smooth finish, and we look forward to serving it at Silo City for centuries to come.”
Photo: Left to right – The Good Neighborhood’s Seamus Gallivan sporting a new stache, muralist Max Collins, Flying Bison’s Tim Herzog, Silo City’s Rick Smith