ECHDC Announces Contest to Name New Food Shack

June 24, 2011 Updated Jun 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM EDT

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ECHDC Announces Contest to Name New Food Shack

June 24, 2011 Updated Jun 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW-Release)

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) today announced a contest to name the new food shack that will debut on the Central Wharf on Friday, July 1. The venue, a first for the Central Wharf, will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. The winner will have the honor of contributing to the ongoing improvement of Buffalo’s waterfront and will be asked to participate in the opening press conference.

“When we opened our doors last winter and asked the public what they wanted to see on the waterfront, food was one of the top three items, along with improved access and authentic experiences,” said ECHDC President Thomas P. Dee. “The new food shack is a sign that we are listening and are committed to providing a waterfront that can be enjoyed by all. Reaching out to the public for the name came naturally, given the many creative ideas that the public has already contributed.”

The contest begins today and submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m. Members of the “Summer 2011” citizen’s advisory panel will choose the winning submission, which will then become the official name of the new dining location.

To participate, submit the name suggestion, along with your name, address and phone number to eriecanalharbor@empire.state.ny.us with the words “Name Contest” in the subject line. One entry per person, but each person can make several suggestions. Multiple members of a household may submit separate entries. Any submission and/or suggested name shall become the property of ECHDC.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is a subsidiary agency of Empire State Development Corporation whose vision is to revitalize Western New York’s waterfront and restore economic growth to Buffalo based on the region’s legacy of pride, urban significance and natural beauty.