A week or so ago, a new customer stopped by to have some wine and dinner. During our conversation, he mentioned that he seldom went “south of the track.” What? I hadn’t heard this before. But, I’m guessing there are a lot of people who don’t venture south of the track, into downtown Buffalo. If you haven’t been here in a while or you have never visited, you’re missing out. All of a sudden, new businesses are popping up and downtown Buffalo has become a fun place to hang out. In addition to the successful occasional and antique stores, you will find a number of unique stores and eateries open every week, not just the first of the month. It’s really exciting to be a part of it. We’ve seen such enthusiasm for Evelyn’s and we meet new customers every day who haven’t been here before. So, start thinking “south of the tracks” and spend some time in downtown Buffalo. The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce has a new website that highlights the shops, places to eat and things to do (http://www.buffalochamber.org/visit-buffalo). Besides Evelyn’s Wine Bar (and Bistro—we do serve food, after all), there are a number of other new businesses that opened up in the last few months:
Abundant Kitchen (went there last night for a Evelyn’s team outing and we love their cherrywood smoked salt)
One Division Art (just opened last week, can’t wait to check it out)
What’s the Scoop? Ice Cream!!! I don’t care if it’s winter.
This Friday, November 17 is a perfect time to head downtown. Some of the shops on our block are staying open later! Stop by Evelyn’s for food and wine, go shop, have some ice cream, and maybe check out Hayes Public House too. Make a night of it in downtown Buffalo. If you shop at one of these open stores between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., November 17, bring in your receipt and receive $1 off a glass of wine, wine flight, or one of our nibbles. Offer only good November 17 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Receipt must be from a participating store and dated November 17: Porch & Atelier, BellaElla’s, Lillians, and Jute, Twine & Burlap.