Revitalization on 500 Block of Main Street

August 2, 2014 Updated Aug 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT

By HILARY LANE

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August 2, 2014 Updated Aug 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Thousands were in Downtown Buffalo to check and were able to checkout the progress on the 500 Block of Main Street Saturday.

Hundreds of artists and thousands of spectators took part in Chalkfest. The festival happening on Washington Street this year because of construction on Main Street.

The idea is for people to witness the progress happening on the 500 Block of Main Street.

Members of the 500 Block Association of Main Street tells us real estate in the area is booming. Nine new restaurants are opening in the area in the next few months.

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