Real Estate · Rehab · The Old Neighborhood · Vacant Property/Demo

She’s Always a Woman to Me…Even Though She Needs a Facelift and Asbestos Abatement

There’s a payoff in loving vintage. You get an awesome, authentic look and are entrenched in the history of the dress, the home or the neighborhood. With that authenticity comes hard work, maintenance and often unexpected drains on your wallet. An old home is an investment, yes. But it’s also a labor of love. Upon… Continue reading She’s Always a Woman to Me…Even Though She Needs a Facelift and Asbestos Abatement

Better Buffalo Grant Money · Businesses · Ideas for Improvement · Real Estate · Rehab · Vacant Property/Demo · Walkable/Mixed Use

Grant Money Applications due Aug 25th

Just a reminder to all property owner of mixed-use or commercial buildings that the applications for the Better Buffalo Main Street Initiative Grant Funding is due on Friday, August 25th.  If you need more information, please contact the grant administrator Alma Brown at 716-852-2020 or via email at almabrown@cbca.email. If you need a refresher on what… Continue reading Grant Money Applications due Aug 25th

Bars & Restaurants · Businesses · Ideas for Improvement · Real Estate · Uncategorized · Vacant Property/Demo · Walkable/Mixed Use

Kaisertown is a Hotbed of Real Estate: 1856 Clinton for Sale!

1856 Clinton Street is for sale at the corner of Clinton and Weimar Streets. It’s listed for $90,000 and was built in 1920.  This building would be eligible to apply for the recent approved Better Buffalo Grant Money for Clinton Street. That could be a major asset to potential buyers! Please share this post in… Continue reading Kaisertown is a Hotbed of Real Estate: 1856 Clinton for Sale!

Businesses · Uncategorized · Vacant Property/Demo

1916 Clinton: Newman’s

  The following is a guest blog post written by Craig Spangler 1916 Clinton Street http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1916-Clinton-St-Buffalo-NY-14206/2103426830_zpid/ 1916 Clinton Street used to be called Newman’s and actually closed a month after I moved to Kaisertown. I only stepped a foot inside one time to ask if they served food. They didn’t and without stopping for a… Continue reading 1916 Clinton: Newman’s

Uncategorized · Vacant Property/Demo · Walkable/Mixed Use

Vacant Storefronts: Public Enemy #1

Despite the bright light that this blog hopes to shine on Kaisertown, the community is not without problems. Among them are heavy drug use, drug houses, absentee landlords, decline of owner occupied housing and safety of the neighborhood (either perceived or real). And then there is the commercial strip filled with vacant storefronts. In my… Continue reading Vacant Storefronts: Public Enemy #1

Bars & Restaurants · Businesses · Ideas for Improvement · The Old Neighborhood · Uncategorized · Vacant Property/Demo

Ain’t Cha Ever Comin’ Back?

I watched an interesting TEDX talk once about Detroit. The speaker stressed the importance of the “new Detroit”, meaning that the prosperous, automotive culture that once sustained the city was over. She suggested that Detroit needed to manufacture a path for its future- one that wasn’t necessarily going to look like the Detroit we all… Continue reading Ain’t Cha Ever Comin’ Back?