#NewBFLO Developments: Buffalo Iron Works

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Blog | Economic Development Discussions

NewBFLO-04_22_14-IronWorks (3)   New Cobblstone District  music venue and bar, Buffalo Iron Works  opened its doors at 49 Illinois street in September. With a capacity of 500 people, Ironworks has been capitalizing on the live sounds of Buffalo bands as well as some out-of-town acts. When the live music isn’t in session, the industrial bar/restaurant plays host to Sabres and Bandits fans before and after games, along with First Niagara special event nights. Originally built in the 1900s, 49 Illinois was rehabilitated by developers, Sam Savarino  and Roger Trettel, along with additional partners at LagerHaus 95  (maker of our team’s favorite salads). The building’s historic character was preserved, while updated enough to serve as a fully functioning destination. In order to secure historic tax credits, the integrity of the building remains intact, and only the old wood floors are missing, as they were not salvageable. The beams used to support the flooring…

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