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2 weeks, 5 days ago on 7th Annual Beerology

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@grad94 According to the rendering the building will have no windows at all. Ha. They're moving to the city and saving a building. Let's not nitpick. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on First Look: Buffalo Distilling Co.

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The militant anti-car faction on BRO must dislike this event, since it makes people appreciate the Skyway. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on The SkyRide 2015

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We just adopted 2 kittens from them last month. 

4 weeks ago on Ten Lives Club: Over 20,000 Felines Have Been Saved or Assisted

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@caseyinBuffalo This project is on Tamarack between Abbott and Legion, not Seneca St.

1 month ago on St. Thomas Aquinas School Apartments to Start This Spring

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@Buffaboy @Buhdum Tish I live 3 blocks from there. Their shopping options are very limited. We only go there when we need a few items. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Examples of Grocery Stores Supporting Urban Neighborhoods

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@GotAnyChange The first Trader Joe's my wife and I ever visited was a down town Toronto location. It had no parking lot and was crazy busy. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Examples of Grocery Stores Supporting Urban Neighborhoods

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@Elsie1 I would love a downtown or South Buffalo location. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lexington Co-op Inks Deal for Hertel Location

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@OldFirstWard @foreverbflo Contribute, as in writing comments on a blog? Yeah, sorry, that's not a real contribution. The people contributing to Buffalo's rebirth live here, support local businesses and pay local taxes. Sorry if that's not what you meant, but I'm kind of sensitive about this topic. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on RiverWorks is a Knock Out

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@ClintBailey in the pictures above the place is CLEARLY not finished! There was no heat and the mezzanine was closed. And look at the steel, they have padding held to it with caution tape. I would have been concerned for the skaters safety if I was there. It sounds like @KyleFecik is right to me.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on RiverWorks is a Knock Out

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And you know that how?

The presence of a children's museum at prospective destinations is always a consideration when we plan our family trips. With all the other things to do at Canal Side, this will be yet another draw to bring families here.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Explore & More Children’s Museum Awarded $1.7 million for Museum at Canalside

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@BeardedBuffalonian good thing you"re not their target demographic.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Explore & More Children’s Museum Awarded $1.7 million for Museum at Canalside

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Looking at this overhead picture and having been to the skating canals in person, it seems like these lots are TINY! It tool me a few minutes to even figure out where the lots in the image above even corresponded to the picture. In case you're wondering they're the 4 green spaces in the bend of the canal (one of which is barely visible) with Lloyd St running up the center from the double width bridge.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Just One Proposal for Canalside Buildings

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@grad94 @Elsie1 I love the mental image I have of that guy in his parents basement stewing about why women wont have sex with him. 

2 months ago on Region’s First All-Female Hackathon Scheduled for Saturday, February 7th

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@Elsie1 It's a field that is DOMINATED by men. Get over it. 

2 months ago on Region’s First All-Female Hackathon Scheduled for Saturday, February 7th

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@SaveUsFrom Have fun trying to get college kids to come to a dry local band concert.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on WBNY presents Battle of The Bands

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@Old Styler And the American girl ordering with her typical American jeans. So typical. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Balkan Dining

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Steve Christie has colo-rectral cancer, so when I read the first line I thought it was saying he took a turn for the worse. I'm happy it was just progress-snark.  

3 months ago on Sign of “Progress” at AM&A’s

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That's my city! I' so excited to be living here during this time. The next decade is going to be amazing.

3 months, 1 week ago on The Ice @ Canalside | A New Day in Buffalo

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Look at you go Buffalo!

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Two Towers Getting Skinned

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@North Park @whateverr Tim Hortons has lots of urban locations with little or no parking and no drive thru (GASP!). There is one in South Buffalo on Seneca St. and dozens in Toronto. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ellicott Development Revises Plan for Niagara Street Tim Hortons

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@SoBuff @Metal_Trooper I know. I grew up on Indian Church and currently live off Abbott near Caz.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Seneca Street Lofts

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@sabrefan Gotta start somewhere. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Seneca Street Lofts

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@smills You should sell your computer and never come back to the internet. In fact, never leave your house. If you're that offended by simple words, you're probably unfit to be part of society. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Canalside Looking for Vendors for Winter Pop-Up Huts

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@Northbuff by that logic, why not just put it back to it's original condition and make it an undeveloped forest? Things progress. We're moving into the future. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Canalside Prepares for Skating

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@Northbuff Canal Side looks amazing. Everything they've done so far has been a success, but you think it hasn't happened fast enough? This is a project that will remake Buffalo for generations, but a delay in the project time is a fire-able offense? I would much rather they take their time and do it right. 

4 months, 1 week ago on Wanted: Developer for Canalside South Block; Ignore These Schematics

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@JohnnyCbulldog I wonder who owns the rights to the names?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Craft New York Act Signed by Cuomo

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@Stateofmind I usually try not to nitpick but it should be covered with brick. It seems obvious.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on “The Fairmont” Nearing Completion

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@Davvid @David Steele @robins36  "A better brick arch wouldn't make it authentic. Its all imitation. Its anti-History.  A "good" fake in only good at obscuring the deceit." Buffalo Rising comments never cease to bring out the architecture experts. If it's so bad start your own architecture firm and design better stuff. If it's as good as you seem to believe it would be the contracts should come flying in!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on 500 Franklin Building Shows its Face

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If you hate this store and its design, don't shop there. If no one does, it'll fail and Wegman's wont build another one. It's a liquor store. It doesn't need HH Richardson designing it. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Amherst Street Wine & Liquor

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I hope they ditch the peanuts at the bar. We like it there but my daughter has a severe peanut allergy and we're always uncomfortable taking her there.  

5 months, 1 week ago on Pizza Plant Signs One Canalside Lease

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@BuffaloFenian I really like how there are expanded options near the arena. Once upon a time the only pregame option was Pearl St. I love it there but it was always too crowded before games. Now with many options it'll be easier to actually get a table in these restaurants before a Sabres game. 

5 months, 1 week ago on Pizza Plant Signs One Canalside Lease

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Before we commit to not building parking at our attractions can we commit money to building up our public transit first? I'm all for less parking but since my car is far and away the easiest way to get my family to the outer harbor, can we build alternative forms first?

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Higgins: “Less Parking More Parks” on Waterfront

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@biniszkiewicz @foreverbflo @buffalorr If you "hate" the color of sidewalks you should re-prioritize your life. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Fillmore Avenue Streetscape Project is Complete

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Why do people who don't like something always come out to post negative comments? It's a rehabbed building in the city occupied by a new business. What's not to like about that? If you don't like crossfit, don't do it. It's that simple. You must have a pretty sad life if you MUST post your petty comment.

It's like people trashing soccer over the summer during the World Cup. If you don't like it, don't watch it, don't play it. You don't have to take a steaming dump on other people's joy. It's not like cross fit has a second hand smoke effect for you. 

FYI I've never done crossfit in my life and before this article didn't even really know what it was. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on CrossFit Nickel City Opens

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RAAAAAGE! A gas station for deplorable care drivers! Oh the humanity. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NOCO Express to Expand Mobil Mart at Lexington and Elmwood

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@rockpile38 Woah! You want to get the point that government can do good across to people against government spending and you typed that much text? If you can't fit your idea into a tweet, you're are not going to get through to your intended audience. They are emotionally invested in anti-government sentiment and no nuanced explanation is going to get through to them. 

6 months, 1 week ago on Ground Breaking at Riverbend

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@Michael DiPasquale @Metal_Trooper @bfranklin And since you've edited your original comment too, the memorial was planned and funded with private funds mostly by veterans themselves. Many of our service men and women have served in both conflicts. That's the only link you need. 

This is a memorial to the people not the war. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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@Michael DiPasquale @bfranklin I'm replying to your since edited or deleted comment that read "And what did these brave Americans give their life for?" For the soldiers they were serving with and protecting. For the oath they took. Period, end of story. I was there with 2 of the soldiers whose names are on that stone and personally knew another. I don't like the reasons we went there, but this memorial and the article about it are not the forums for that conversation!

6 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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@bfranklin Thank you. I wanted to type something along those lines and it wouldn't have come across as well.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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That's beautiful. I can see my brother in arms Heath McMillan's name at the top of the Iraq list and Mike Williams a few down from that. I can't wait to go see it in person. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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@bflopt I thought the same thing when I read this. It may be true by a lot of metrics, but the term "better off" is subjective. It's definitely a strangely worded sentence. 

I bike. I want more dedicated bike lanes. I commute from South Buffalo, up Harlem Rd through West Seneca and into Cheektowaga. There are some hazardous areas, like the bridges over the tracks near Broadway. 

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Beyond Bike Lanes and Sharrows

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@SoBuff @justannotherone This is Buffalo Rising where comments require no minimum amount basic information.

7 months, 1 week ago on 33rd Annual Buffalo Irish Festival Returns to Canalside

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@BuffaloFenian Not only is it well written, it's gorgeous too. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it on the counter at the Village Beer Merchant. 

9 months, 1 week ago on Introducing WNY Craft Beer Magazine

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@brownteeth @OldFirstWard @Rand503  I've been to the original Hofbrahaus in Munich and hope this opens! It will be so much fun!

Here's a video I made there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3l7EUwu-BU

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Hofbräuhaus Buffalo

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If people are staying away from Buffalo because they don't want their kids in integrated schools, they should stay in the suburbs. I don't want their racist children going to school with my daughter.

11 months ago on Former Holy Angels Academy to begin new life as home for Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

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Carl Paladino owns buildings hosting charter schools. He wants all BPS dismantled and turned into charters. No conflict of interest there.

11 months ago on Former Holy Angels Academy to begin new life as home for Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

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@scottbuff @LouisTully @Metal_Trooper  The comment "You can't just change it because BRO readers don't like it" could be added to almost any article on this site.

11 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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It's their logo. What were they supposed to make the sign look like? They put it on a truss bridge turned on its side. How could they make it more Canalside?

11 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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@runner68  It's out of place at Canalside because it's the first big business to open there. As more open, there will be more signs. Do you think Explore and More won't have a sign? 

11 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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