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Mayor Brown KicksOff Easter Season at Broadway Market
City’s over $13 million investment includes HVAC and lighting upgrades to the market and neighborhood demolitions; a new exhibit, called “Faces of the Buffalo” was also unveiled to celebrate the Broadway Market’s 125th Anniversary
BUFFALO – Mayor Byron Brown, the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee of the Broadway Market, and other elected and community leaders kicked-off the Easter Season today at the Broadway Market.
“Today’s kick-off to the festive Easter Season at the Broadway Market serves as another helpful reminder of Buffalo’s rich cultural heritage,” said Mayor Brown. “The Broadway Market has been providing city residents with unique products and personal service for 125 years, creating an environment that has fostered long-standing traditions that continue to this day.”
Since 2006, the City of Buffalo has invested more than $13 million in the Broadway Market neighborhood. More than $2 million was allocated to the market for the installation of new lighting and upgrades to the heating and air conditioning system. Over the past seven years, 692 vacant buildings have been demolished in the neighborhood at a cost of over $11,000,000.00.
“The City of Buffalo is working hard to make this East Side fixture a year-round success,” said Mayor Brown. “I encourage city residents and visitors to stop by the Broadway Market during the Easter Season, yet remind patrons that Buffalo’s largest public market is open year-round.”
To celebrate the market’s 125th Anniversary, a special anniversary committee made up of city employees, Friends of the Broadway Market District, Business Owners and vendors organized a ceremonial ribbon cutting today to unveil a special art exhibit called “Faces of Buffalo”. Music and dance, performed by Eugenia Dance Studio, added to the day’s festive atmosphere.
Since 1888, the Broadway Market has been providing unique products and personal services: bakeries, candy stands, meat and poultry stands, produce counters, and restaurants. This year, the holiday food and craft festival will feature fish, meats, poultry, fresh produce, candies, jams, jellies, and much more. On March 16 at 10 a.m., the Easter Bunny will arrive at the Market. On March 23rd at 1p.m., the Market will also host a Peep Eating Contest.
For the complete list of vendors and entertainment schedule, visit the Broadway Market website at www.BroadwayMarket.org. For additional information, contact the market at 716-893-0705. The market is located at 999 Broadway and is open every day with extended hours during Holy Week. Parking is available in the parking ramp, attached to the market.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios