As Valentine’s Day approaches, the Chippewa Alliance is spreading the love for Buffalo’s small businesses and the downtown area by hosting “Lots of Love for the 716,” a pop-up outdoor market comprised of vendors from across Western New York, including clothing boutiques, bakeries, cigars shops and more.
The market will take place on Saturday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot between D’Arcy McGee’s (located at 257 Franklin St.) and Frankie Primo’s +39 (located at 51 W Chippewa St., on the corner of Franklin St. and Chippewa St.).
The pop-up market will feature a wide range of vendors from across the region, including Buffalo Dapper Paws, Spot Coffee, E. Dale Designs, Modern Nostalgia, Pacific Cloud Seafoods, Flat 12 Mushrooms, Revamped New York, LLC, Buffalo Food Slut (BTS), The Lounge Shop, Ivy Reign, MS Eye Candy Boutique, Breads by Baynes, Tulsi Buffalo, Built Without Guilt, Lions Mane, Venus Rising and Nickel City Cigars.
The following Chippewa-area restaurants will be serving brunch, lunch and/or dinner and attendees are encouraged to stop in for a meal before or after shopping:
- Frankie Primo’s +39: serves brunch and lunch beginning at 11 a.m.
- Chez Ami (Curtis Hotel): open for dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturdays
- Vue Rooftop Lounge: open for dinner at 4 p.m.
- Bada Bing: open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Chocolate Bar: opens for dinner at 5 p.m.
- D-Tour: opens at 3 p.m. on Saturday
- Bacchus: opens for dinner at 5 p.m.
- Chop House: opens for dinner at 5 p.m.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
To protect the health and safety of patrons, the Chippewa Alliance has implemented a series of COVID-19 protocols for the market:
- All vendors will be spaced at least six feet apart.
- The market will have one entrance and one separate exit.
- The entrance will have a staffed registration table to maintain crowd control and ask patrons a series of COVID-19 safety questions.
- Masks will be required at all times in the market and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.
- No more than 50 people will be admitted to the market at any given time.
- All vendors are asked to provide hand sanitation for their patrons’ use.