Here we go again…more urban planning magic compliments of some R.I.T. students. Good Grief. What happened to the Planning Department at the University of Buffalo. They are located just down the street on the Downtown Campus. Been there for years – a ton of expertise and student horsepower just waiting to be unleashed. And it takes students from R.I.T. to get some effort (and newspaper coverage…) to publicize the potential of Hertel Avenue as “Little Italy” ???
Who doesn’t know about (or appreciate) the Italian Festival each summer. Good for business and good for the neighborhood and good for getting out and meeting your neighbors during a week of fun & food. That is a busy week at the Bella Mia Candy Store. We sell a ton of ice cream, T-shirt, candy and chocolates. You can stop in early or stop in late. We are always happy to see you!
Let’s end this rant this way: the last quote in the Buffalo News article says it all: ‘…Delaware Council Member Michael J. LoCurto said he thinks he can help snare city funds to further…” Did he say snare? I thought that was a way to catch a rabbit. Oh well – if we can’t snare a rabbit, perhaps we should settle for some funding.
Now is not the time to just sit back and see what happens. I wonder what the North Buffalo Merchants Association has to say about this initiative…