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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n11 (03/15/2012) » Section: Week in Review

What to Do With Trico Plant #1

In January, the executive director of the Buffalo Niagara medical Campus, Matt Enstice, began showing some activists in the preservation community a plan for the future of the site currently occupied by the mammoth, abandoned Trico Plant #1, a structure listed on the national and state historic registers. According to the plan Enstice showed them, all but the original structure that was part of the Christian Weyand Brewery—the building that John Oishei bought for his new factory and then built around—would be demolished. That building would be refurbished, perhaps as loft apartments modeled on the Artspace development a few blocks north on Main Street. Half the site, bordering Washington Street, would become temporary surface parking, pending a development plan and money to implement it. The entire site, he said, would eventually be built up, along with every other developable site on the campus.

Attending the Issue of Teacher Performance

The way New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained it at Monday evening’s public forum in Buffalo’s Common Council chamber, it was all rather obvious.

Kearns vs. Fahey

This Tuesday, when the debris from St. Patrick’s Day has been swept from the streets and heads have cleared at least a little, there will be an election in the 145th Assembly District to fill the seat left empty by Mark Schroeder, Buffalo’s new comptroller.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

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