BROADWAY-FILLMORE BUSINESS DISTRICT


Broadway-Fillmore owes much of its development to its Polish Roots. The area was settled by Polish and German immigrants in the late 1800's where many houses of worship were built to serve the religious needs of the community such St Stanislaus Church, Corpus Christi, St Adalbert's Church, Transfiguration, Ahavas Achim Synagogue, Church of Our Savior First Polish Baptist Church, and others. Of these, only St. Stanislaus and Corpus Christi remain open.  St. Stanislaus is considered the spiritual and cultural home of Buffalo's Polish community. 

The most iconic address in Buffalo is without a doubt 998 Broadway, where Sattler's Department store reigned for a hundred years. Across the street, the Broadway Market is a world famous shopping destination offering neighborhood residents the chance to enjoy local delicacies from the diverse array of culture that call this part of the East Side home. The community is experiencing a regrowth thanks to a new wave of immigrants, who are buying homes and renovating them; opening new businesses, and helping develop a more "international" feel to the area.

Progress is coming with the redevelopment of the architecturally significant Central Terminal building, and the possibility of expanding the rapid transit to the airport. The Eckhardt building at the corner of Broadway and Fillmore is being redeveloped as retail and office space, and the Broadway Market is becoming an incubator of sorts for new businesses, with a commercial kitchen and other amenities.

Broadway-Fillmore is moving forward, but will always remember it's Polish roots with the annual Dyngus Day parade and the best kielbasa in the city!

     

ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING
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Focusing on the underlying economic vitality of the district.

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DESIGN 
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Enhancing physical elements of the community.

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ORGANIZATION 
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A strong organizational foundation is key for a sustainability.

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PROMOTION 
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Promoting commercial districts as centers of the community.

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