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Broadway Market

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Photo courtesy: Artvoice, Forgotten Buffalo, and David Torke

Location

981 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
Also known as 999 Broadway

Across from: 256 Gibson Street, Morrison's, 982 Broadway , Posmanturs, Sattlers, Kobackers, Sattlers Annex, Victors Fine Furniture, Ledermans, and Chudy Paper Co.

Owner

City of Buffalo, Broadway Market per City of Buffalo Property Information

Physical Description

Two story concrete structure with 90,000 sq.ft. of indoor retail space and a 1,000 car parking garage, located on a corner parcel bordered by Broadway, Lombard, and Gibson Streets.

Current Condition

Open daily and in use by many vendors, although significantly less than its peak usage except during the holidays. Exterior could use a re-fresh.

History

  • 1888 - Started by a group of citizens on a city donated parcel.
  • 1894 - The market is housed in its first permanent structure.
  • Around 1900 - The first market structure burned down at the turn of the century.
    • It was replaced by a building twice as large as the original market.
  • 1954-1956 - The current structure was built at a cost of between $1.6 and $2 million.
  • 1963 - Buffalo Common Council rejects a bid of two and a half million dollars for the market.
  • Mid 1980's - The City undertook a multi-million dollar renovation of the building to improve lighting and access.
History courtesy The Broadway Market and Forgotten Buffalo

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • The Market is open year round 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday

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Added 2013-12-16 • Last changed 2015-11-24