Greenhouse on Grant Street

Watch a building contractor and a librarian/writer, Yuppie scum who should know better, rescue an abandoned urban greenhouse in Buffalo, NY and launch an organic herb business

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Media should spotlight Grant Street neighborhood

So as not to violate copyright by reproducing the whole thing without her permission, here is the best paragraph from Julia Wilkins' letter to the Buffalo News, December 10, 2004:

"So why doesn't this location get more attention? I suspect it is because the inhabitants are primarily poor, working-class people, not the people the small business owners of Elmwood Village consider profitable clientele. However, if this dynamic neighborhood received more of the attention it deserves, business owners would realize that there is a huge untapped market in those who enjoy a more diverse shopping environment."


  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Craig said…

    I posted on just this a couple years ago here. Grant Street figures prominently in the middle of the post, keep reading.

    And while the ensuing 3 years of continued West Side decline haven't been kind to Grant Street's business, the potential's still there.

    I'm very interested in what you're doing. I'm convinced that Buffalo's salvation lies, not in attracting outside employers, but in encouraging local people to build our economy from within.

    I hope to get over and visit you one day.


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