Buffalo First is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 as a coalition of local businesses committed to educating the public about the importance of a strong local economy. Today, Buffalo First exists to manage, support, and connect programs that fulfill our vision of a just and sustainable local economy.
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A local developer is talking about redeveloping Elmwood between Bidwell and Bird. Although we don't know what the plans will be, we're giving localists a chance to voice their support for development that won't adversely affect locally owned and independent businesses. Sign the petition today! Read the full article
BUFFALO, NY - Envy Us Looks Barber Shop on Elmwood Avenue just opened in May. The owner, Manny Batcho, is concerned about the stability of the location following the announcement that a major developer is looking to transform the block where his business resides. Read the full article
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Elmwood Village business owners are banding together to try to stop development. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is in the preliminary planning phase for multiple apartment complexes along Elmwood, starting at Bird and extending to Bidwell – a block where there are many small businesses. Read the full article
BUFFALO. N.Y. -- For some shoppers, the local atmosphere of the Elmwood Village is what makes events like the annual Black Friday Boutique crawl appealing. "I'd rather shop local, support the community and not support those big box stores," said Kira Kremer. That's why Ciminelli Real Estate placing a series of buildings under contract between Bidwell Parkway and Bird Avenue on Elmwood for potential future development has area businesses and residents concerned. So much so, that non-profit corporation Buffalo First started a petition. Read the full article