We’ve got two locations in the re-emerging West Side of Buffalo, on Connecticut Street and at Grant & Lafayette. Both are in the heart of their diverse neighborhoods.
Connecticut Street is adjacent to Buffalo’s popular Allentown district, there are many things to see and do, all within walking distance. Landmarks include Symphony Circle, Kleinhans Music Hall, the campus of D’Youville College, The Connecticut Street Armory, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, and Grover Cleveland High School.
To the north, the Upper West Side enclave centered at Grant Street and Lafayette Avenue is fast becoming one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Buffalo. Only a few blocks west of the thriving Elmwood Village, it is drawing on a diverse population driven by the area’s tradition as a landing spot for new immigrants, groups from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia complement existing Italian, German, Puerto Rican, and Irish communities to provide extraordinary cultural and ethnic richness.
Nowhere else in Buffalo will you find the same mix of traditional and ethnic-based shops, restaurants and services. Within walking distance are long-standing and new retail establishments providing life’s necessities and then some. The commercial district is expanding rapidly and includes an iconic coffee shop, popular fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, a juicery, middle eastern specialties, clothing and jewelry shops, hardware and flooring dealers, gallery spaces, restaurants, and much more. In short, this is a place where those who love city living old world shops will feel at home.
But what really makes the district work is a community commitment to high quality urban life. Strong block clubs and revitalization organizations welcome newcomers and work together to ensure that the district reflects our core values of safety, opportunity, and diversity.