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The Broadway Market (Image courtesy of CJS Architects)
The Broadway Market (Image courtesy of CJS Architects)

Broadway Market virtual community engagement meeting scheduled for June 23

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Mon, Jun 15th 2020 12:00 pm

Online meeting will be held to obtain public feedback on the future vision of the Broadway Market

A Broadway Market virtual community engagement meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input to help develop a comprehensive business and marketing plan for the revitalization on the iconic downtown Buffalo market. The goal is to develop the market as a focal point for the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and eventually, as a regional attraction. Interested individuals may participate in the virtual meeting either online or by phone:

In order to help rejuvenate the City of Buffalo’s Broadway Market as a sustainable and vibrant year-round shopping hub, the state of New York, through Empire State Development and the Buffalo Billion, has dedicated several million dollars to enhance the City of Buffalo’s recent investment of over $2 million in the existing market. The site historically has played an important role as a center for year-round, international, owner-operated, affordable fresh and prepared food shops and neighborhood services.

As the community around it has changed, the Broadway Market is now seeking to maximize its relevance to Broadway-Fillmore and to expand its customer base in order to serve as a sustainable stimulus to neighborhood development, as well as an attraction for the region.

Empire State Development has hired CJS Architects to lead a team to develop comprehensive business and marketing plans for the revitalization of the Broadway Market. CJS Architects along with Public Market Development and Developments by JEM is meeting with various focus groups to encourage involvement with and feedback to the planning process.

In February, public input began through in-person focus group meetings to discuss the broad goals for the Broadway Market.

Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, public feedback has continued to be received through an online survey. CJS Architects and its team will host the June 23 online meeting to obtain further public input. Video of the presentation and discussion will be made available online the last week of June.

Those who cannot attend the community meeting on June 23 are encouraged to take the online survey by June 30. The online survey is available on the Broadway Market’s website, Facebook page and https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BroadwayMarket2020. Paper copies of the survey are available in the Broadway Market near Broadway Seafood.

About Broadway Market

Since 1888, the Broadway Market has been known for unique products and personal service, with meat stands, poultry stands, produce counters, bakeries, delis, candy stands and restaurants. Family-owned businesses, passed from generation to generation, have created some of Buffalo’s best loved foods. Visit www.broadwaymarket.org.

About Empire State Development

The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York state through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance. Visit https://esd.ny.gov.

About CJS Architects

CJS Architects has offices in Buffalo and Rochester. The firm has extensive experience with high-profile adaptive reuse and restoration projects including: Buffalo Central Terminal, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff, and Five Hundred Seneca. Their services extend to all facets of design including historical restoration, master planning and interior design. Visit www.csjarchitects.com.

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