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A magically delicious mural on Michigan Street

Posted at 7:24 AM, Aug 26, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On any day, the city of Buffalo smells like cereal. It's always fun to smell the sweet air to figure out which cereal you think the General Mills plant is making.

All kinds of Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Chex and flour are produced right here and are the reason Buffalo was named one of the smelliest cities in 2018.

General Mills contracted muralist Nicole Cherry to create a bright and colorful mural using some of the iconic General Mills cereal characters.

She has spent the last four weeks bringing Lucky the Leprechaun and Buzzbee to life on Michigan Street.

“I think they wanted to brighten up this area because it is a little industrial so they wanted to give it a pop of color,” Cherry said.

In a statement, Peter Bittorf, Plant Manager of General Mills Buffalo said.

Due to COVID-19, we haven’t been able to come together physically – like for our annual summer picnic – to celebrate our employees and their families. But it hasn’t stopped us from building a sense of pride as we make food the world loves – and needs – during this time. This year called for something different, and we commissioned a talented local artist, Nicole cherry, to create this mural. We hope it adds a bit of color to people’s days as they pass it by.”
Peter Bittorf

Cherry hopes people will stop by to take pictures with this mural and all of her murals. Make sure to tag her on Instagram when you visit, @ladycherrytimeart_716.