The Buffalo Central Terminal, an iconic landmark in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, has traditionally participated in Dyngus Day. However,this tradition was interrupted over the last two years due to closures relating to COVID-19 restrictions and critical construction. It is clear that the Buffalo community misses the Central Terminal. Well, the Terminal misses you too!
The Buffalo Central Terminal will be hosting a private tour giveaway in celebration of Dyngus Day. These lucky Buffalonians will get an inside peek at the on-going construction and learn more about the Terminal’s next chapter.
From now until Dyngus Day, April 18, 2022, individuals can enter to win a private tour for themselves and a friend by making a tax-deductible gift of $4.18 or more to support the development of the Buffalo Central Terminal.
Tax deductible donations can be made by visiting https://buffalocentralterminal.org/contribution/. Several lucky Buffalonians will be drawn to attend a private hardhat-clad tour of the national landmark that will be scheduled later this spring.
“We are incredibly excited about all the progress that is being made inside the Terminal, but we definitely miss seeing everyone on a regular basis,” said Central Terminal Restoration Corporation Executive Director Monica Pellegrino Faix. “This contest is a great opportunity to give a number of our supporters a behind-the-scenes look at all the amazing work being done to the building.”
The Future of the Terminal
There is a monumental job ahead to make the long vacant and deteriorated Buffalo Central Terminal safe, clean, and dry. Your support enables important building repairs that advance the future of the Buffalo Central Terminal.
The Terminal is a singular catalytic opportunity to ignite a shared vision for a new future. With the community-driven Master Plan, together we have created a vision and a road map. The Plan re-establishes the Terminal as a hub of activity – a beacon that attracts people and investment, celebrates and fosters community voice and connections that shape broad and equitable revitalization efforts, and contributes to the strong future of the city and region.
The Buffalo Central Terminal began roof repair and replacement of the former restaurant area in the summer of 2020 with planning and design.The New York State funded $5 million project addressed the severely deteriorated roof. These repairs became critical after the condition of the restaurant roof was made even worse during a 2019 wind storm that blew off part of the roof, resulting in severe and relentless water infiltration and damage.
This deteriorated roof was addressed along with asbestos abatement of the three upper floors and repair of masonry walls, as well as repairs to several abutting roofs, including a connection point to the Concourse.The former restaurant area and upper mezzanine office floors are now dry and ready for the next phase of construction. The Terminal is preparing a solicitation for private development partners that will be issued this year.
“Even considering what has been completed so far, there are significant structural and safety challenges that need to be addressed before we can reopen our doors to the public,” said Pellegrino Faix. “Our staff works each day to actively advocate for funding to stabilize the Terminal and move the project forward. But with warmer weather coming, we’re excited that events and activities will take place throughout this summer on our expansive Great Lawn.”
Dyngus Day Partners
Broadway-Fillmore is the fastest-growing neighborhood in the city and is arguably one of the most diverse areas of Buffalo. The neighborhood continues to be a place that new Americans call home, developing a multicultural heritage with each day. Originally settled by Eastern European immigrants, the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood continues to celebrate its rich cultural heritage as the epicenter of Buffalo’s Dyngus Day festival.
While the Central Terminal will not be hosting an in-person Dyngus Day celebration, we encourage you to celebrate in Broadway Fillmore at the Dyngus Day Parade, the Broadway Market, Adam Mickiewicz Library, the Matt Urban Center, Buffalo Brewing, Eugene Debs Hall, Corpus Christi Church, St. Stanislaus Parish, R&L Lounge, Arty’s Grill, and more!
About the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
The historic Buffalo Central Terminal is a prominent feature of Buffalo’s East Side and the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. The not-for-profit Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) has been the caretaker for more than 20years.The future of the Buffalo Central Terminal is a singular catalytic opportunity to ignite a shared vision for a new future.The community driven Master Plan re-establishes the Terminal as a hub of activity – a beacon that attracts people and investment, celebrates and fosters community voice and connections that shape broad and equitable revitalization efforts, and contributes to the strong future of the city and region.