Downtown Development

A downtown developer has filed suit to stop a nearby parking lot from being used as a site for new apartments and a grocery store.

From a new bowling alley on Pearl Street to the arcade games popping up on Main Street, recreation is a now a key element of development projects in downtown Buffalo. As Jim Fink of Business First points out during WBFO's Press Pass, the focus on games reflects the growth of the downtown residential population.


Many years ago, nearby Cleveland was the shining example of a hard-luck town that enjoyed an economic resurgence. Then, it cooled off. With Buffalo now enjoying its own economic renaissance, how does this city get hot... and then stay hot?

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz bucked prevailing opinion recently when he challenged the NFL's assertion that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium. In this week's Press Pass on WBFO, Jim Fink of Business First discussed the delicate politics connected with the issue.