2/18/2007

Artspace Café?

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Had a sit down with Andrew Commers last week. He's the project manager for Artspace. He filled me in on the organization's track record and history in Minneapolis and shared with me that June 1st is the expected opening date for Artspace here in Buffalo.

Joining us was Drew Kelly, the guy behind Friends of the Arts Academy, the newly formed organization that incorporates the former Performing Arts HS alumni organization and PTO. We spoke at length about linkages between these two near East side developments and explored some of the collaborative work that Artspace has helped facilitate in other locations. Drew and I look forward to our next meeting with Andrew in a few weeks.

Oh...Andrew wanted me to share with local entrepreneurs that the building here at 1217 Main Street owned by Artspace is wide open for development. He'd like to explore any business that might be compatible with this emerging arts neighborhood.
  • update 2/19...1pm...Just noticed that George over at BuffaloRising picked up an overnite email and turned it into a post - Artspace News... He also remembered a few conversations from two years ago - Moving to DC? - and welded a few ideas together. Interested, let me know...
Always thought that the spot right here at the corner of Coe Place and Main Street would make an ideal coffee shop. Contact Andrew Commers for additional information. He's in Buffalo every other week for construction meetings. Plan on meeting up if you have some ideas for the space...
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that building for sale? A coffee shop with be great with a loft unit for owner upstairs. Even an art gallery and coffe shop. Great location.

fix buffalo said...

Anon...

Not sure. Artspace is entertaining offers to lease the space...check with Andrew Commers, project manager for Artspace Buffalo for addtional details.

Did you click through the example from DC...amazing.

Anonymous said...

please put coffee there, i want to move from seattle, and i need good coffee.