Press Pass: Examining Bills lease, historic tax credits

Jul 16, 2012

While Buffalo Bills fans may be miffed over the team not easing its television blackout policy, Jim Fink of Business First believes the faithful may be encouraged by the progress of lease negotiations that could keep the club here for many years.

In WBFO and AM970's Press Pass conversation, Fink also discusses development prospects in downtown Buffalo.

He hears that Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which has had great success in Syracuse and Rochester, may be opening in Buffalo.

"That's something that would not have happened ten years ago," Fink said, noting how the increased residential presence is boosting downtown business prospects. The addition of Mighty Taco on Chippewa Street backs that claim.

Fink also believes Governor Cuomo will sign legislation to boost the historic tax credits available to developers. Once that happens, Fink says, many downtown buildings, like the old AM&A's store, will undergo major renovations.