Buffalo First! continues its efforts to lobby for a local anchor tenant at Canalside. This past January 26, a number of local advocates and members of Buffalo First! rallied at the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) sending the message that locally owned businesses would make a better "anchor tenant" than subsidized big box retailers.
The group led by Buffalo First! Director Sarah Bishop also delivered their petition (signed by over 600 community members) that asks that at least 50 percent of all retail space contemplated and developed at Canal Side be devoted to locally owned businesses.
Their message is clear, SUPPORT A STRONG, SELF-DETERMINED LOCAL ECONOMY -- SUPPORT BUFFALO BUSINESS!