Had a sit down with Andrew Commers last week. He's the project manager for
. 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
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...