Mayor Brown and Bishop Kmiec Celebrate the Start of Easter Season at Broadway Market

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM EDT

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Mayor Brown and Bishop Kmiec Celebrate the Start of Easter Season at Broadway Market

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, Bishop Edward Kmiec and other elected and community leaders attended a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Broadway Market on Friday, designed to mark the official start of the Easter Season at the East Side Landmark.

According to a news release:

“The Broadway Market is known for its rich history of serving Easter shoppers for 123 years in Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown.  “Last year, 200,000 visitors passed through the doors during the holiday season to enjoy the festivities. With great weather upon us, we invite everyone to make the trek to Buffalo to experience first-hand what has become an annual tradition for many families.”

While the Easter Season attracts the largest crowd of the year to the market, the historic landmark is open year round.  Since 2006, the City of Buffalo has made over $5 million worth of improvements to the Broadway Market and its surrounding neighborhood.

• BERC Expense: $507,686.66

• City of Buffalo Expenses: $1,495276.68

• Capital Bonds: $358,218

• Neighborhood Demolitions: $2,695,269

New improvements and upgrades include:

• The DPW installed an automatic door at the Gibson Street side to the market

• New lighting was also installed

• Heating and air conditioning systems were upgraded and electrical and plumbing upgrades were completed

• The Mayor’s Impact Team has also been busy, making sure the outside of the facility is well maintained and clean year-round