Just think of the possibilities…a cheese merchant, chocolate artist, a small tapas bar, artisan breads, espresso for sure, a Ramon noodle cafe. How about your favorite food truck sans wheels. Definitely a spot to wet your whistle with a craft beer or cocktail.
Imagine the Ferry Building in San Francisco or Gotham West in NYC. Maybe on a smaller scale to start but who knows. That’s what Sinatra and Company Real Estate has in mind for what was formerly Perfetto Restaurant space connected to the Market Arcade building. They’ve teamed up with an operator, Newbury Cafe and Juices, and plan to reintroduce approximately 8,000 square feet of former restaurant space into a craft food and beverage market. They see this as the perfect opportunity to create something special, a unique environment that’s part co-op, part artisan center, and part business incubator.
What they need now are local food artisans who want to participate. Always dreamed of being in the craft food business? Think of yourself as an entrepreneur? Now’s your chance. The beauty of the co-op market concept is sharing – shared administration, space, communal seating, kitchen equipment, marketing and traffic. While it might be novel to Buffalo the concept has a solid track record throughout Europe and big cities in the US. It is great for artisans and even better for customers.
Sinatra & Company Real Estate acquired the Market Arcade building in August of 2014. The building is an interesting mix of office and retail space in the heart of the Theatre District. With the opening of Main Street to vehicles the traffic and enthusiasm are starting to grow. If you’re thinking about becoming a professional food artisan, now’s the time to get in on the ground floor.
More information and Request for Proposal materials can be found on the RFP page of Sinatraandcompany.com, including a preliminary floor sketch, and other descriptive materials.
Interested participants are encouraged to take time to visit these external links to Voice of America, Urban Land Institute and Grub Street for information.
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