Larkin district

As a gateway to the city, Niagara Street for many years served as a sign of Buffalo's decline.  Much has changed in recent years. On WBFO's Press Pass,  Jim Fink of Business First says Niagara Street has been boosted by $120 million in private investment developments. Now, a Rochester-area developer is taking part in a project near Busti Avenue. "When you see out-of-town dollars coming in and investing in your city, that's a pretty significant milestone."

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A "golden brick" ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at the site of the former Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company warehouse in Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood. The building, built in 1910, is being converted into a mixed-income apartment complex.


Michael Finn

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Larkinville in Buffalo continues to experience rapid growth. More and more, companies are selecting the downtown site to locate businesses.

Food pantry seeks help from public to find new home

Apr 28, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Buffalo Dream Center needs a new home by this Wednesday.  The mobile food pantry was given 45 days to move, but is having so much difficulty finding warehouse space they’re enlisting the public’s help.

The public will get its first full glimpse of Larkin Square this week.

The open air public square has moved from concept to reality over the past ten years, and it is the latest development in what has become known as the Larkin District. The News reports that the Square boasts an artsy look and general appeal with its amenities, which include a restaurant housed in a former gas station and a sandwich shop operated out of a classic Airstream trailer.

Live music will also be presented at Larkin Square throughout the summer.