Mis, 60, said she started coming to the Broadway market when she was young with her parents, who emigrated from Poland. She said the market hasn’t changed much.
“It’s been like that since I was little,” she said. “Come on. It’s time to make a change.”
Across from Babcia’s Pierogi is Gladys’s Nook, a boutique that sells a variety of clothing and accessories, including scrubs, masks, and clogs.
Buffalo-native owner Robyn Miller says a not-for-profit management structure is a “great idea.”
“It will be targeted at the Broadway market. It’s number 1, and we need someone to really focus on the Broadway market, ”she said.
“The building alone says a lot. It’s such a big structure, and it has good bones. There are good people and the community is still there. And it’s all walks of life here. I see them all day, every day, ”she said.
Amanda Mays, Regional Director for Western New York State at Empire State Development, and Brendan Mehaffy, Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, highlighted the advantages of not-for-profit management over managing from the city.
“A nonprofit organization for the Broadway market will have a singular purpose with mission and budget,” Mehaffy said. “A nonprofit organization can also help secure additional grants for the Broadway market.”