When various places around Western New York started limiting access to the public, cancelling events or closing late last week because of the Coronavirus outbreak, I started to wonder what the Broadway Market was going to do about the Easter Season. Today, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown made an announcement about the market at city’s daily update on the crisis.
“The Broadway Market will remain open, with year-round food service. Vendors will be available to serve take-out meals only. Easter season vendors will not open,” Brown said. “This weekend, Easter season sneak peak events are canceled. The Easter season ribbon cutting scheduled for March 26 has also been canceled.”
Though it’s good news that the market will remain open to serve the neighborhood and Buffalo community during the crisis, but it’s sad that its regular vendors are going to miss out on the thousands of people who visit and shop 999 Broadway around Easter. Considering what is going with the virus here and around the world, it’s hard to argue with the decision.
Here’s a WKBW video on the Broadway Market.