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VOL. 18, Issue 8                                                                March 2019
                    45 Jewett Ave.
                          a restoration story
  45 Jewett Ave. became part of the Tri-Main Center campus in June, 
  2014.Collectively, the buildings total 87,000-square-feet, some of
  which date back to the early 1900s. The building was formerly
  Phoenix Frontier Inc. The agency, housed on Leroy Avenue, 
  provided services to individuals with disabilities, individuals with
  traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and mental health services.
The restoration began shortly after the purchase, with the completion of Phase l in 2016. Two tenants, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers and Community Action Organization became the first tenants in 2016, occupying the building on Leroy Ave. A mural, The Tower of Power, was painted on the elevator tower, becoming a new neighborhood landmark.
Phase ll renovations of the existing one story link and three story building got underway. Affecting all three floors, the renovation included selective demolition, new building construction to add an entry and structural modifications. The integrity of the original structure has been maintained, with wood floors, all windows replaced with new glass, and brick returned to its original color. The space merges the esthetics of iconic industrial space with improvements that meet the needs of contemporary business.

Buffalo Collegiate Charter School became the first tenant in Phase ll. There have been many opportunities for collaboration between the school and Tri-Main Center tenants, which is a benefit for the entire community. Students participate in art and dance as well as programs at People's Park.

45 Jewett Ave. is part of the Tri-Main Community, enriching the all of our tenants. As the community grows and changes, new opportunities for collaboration will also grow.

Contact us for information about 45 Jewett Ave. and how you can make it your home:
                         Before                                                                                                 After
Western New York Refugee Film Festival 

We all know everybody likes Tetris. But does everyone know how good you are at it? Come to BGS Arcade this month to test your skill and try out plenty of other puzzle games! Plus, play some new and upcoming games like Freedom Finger, made by creators right here in Buffalo!

BGS Arcade is free and open to the public. Attendees must be 18+ or accompanied by a guardian.

                                                                FRI, MAR 22 AT 7 PM
                                                        Buffalo Game Space Suite 454

4th Fridays @ Buffalo Art Studio
(Suite #500) 5:00 – 8:00

Free admission to the gallery and gift shop on the fourth Friday of the month. Opening receptions include artist talks at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will include donation based wine and beer as well as delicious offerings provided by Ashker’s.

March 22, 2019 Preview of Plates and Pasta

This reception is happening as part of M&T Fourth Friday programming for March 2019 at Buffalo Arts Studio. This is a unique opportunity to preview 400 handmade plates by over 100 artists in advance of Plates and Pasta 2019.

Plates and Pasta 2019 is taking place within Buffalo Arts Studio on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 7-10pm. This year’s fundraiser will be a stations-based party with sweet and savory tasting stations, wine, beer, soft drinks, live music, interactive demonstrations, open studios, and a silent auction. Like past events, Plates & Pasta 2019 will feature unique work by more than 120 artists that are hand-painted or transferred onto glazed ceramic plates and pasta bowls. Every ticket holder chooses their own plate to take home! For more information, visit

Community Space Gallery will feature BPS City Honors International Baccalaureate Senior Art Exhibit

BPS City Honors International Baccalaureate Senior Art Exhibit showcases artwork from 12 students in a variety of mediums. The IB Visual Arts course requires students in their senior year to curate and exhibit a collection of their art work from junior and senior years. Exhibiting artists as Lorin Brown, Sage Enderton, Cecelia Favorito, Naomi Hata, Juliu Mai, Sinead McDevitt, Theo Meadows, Jennifer Mitsuyama-Brandenberger, Julia Penchaszadeh-Robert, Mitchell Podgorny, and Mariana Silva.

March 30, 2019
1 - 10 p.m.
Buffalo Arts Studio
Suite #500

TICKETS: $75 each

Join Buffalo Arts Studio on Saturday, March 30, for Plates & Pasta 2019! This year’s event will be a stations-based party with sweet and savory tasting stations, wine, beer, soft drinks, live music, interactive demonstrations, open studios, and a silent auction. Like past events, Plates & Pasta 2019 will feature unique work by more than 100 artists that is hand-painted or transferred onto glazed ceramic plates and pasta bowls. Every ticket holder chooses their own plate to take home!
Buy your tickets in-person in the BAS office from 10-5 Tues-Sat. 

If you are interested in Sponsoring this event, please contact Alma Carrillo at

To Volunteer at Plates & Pasta, please contact Jayne Hughes at:

If you are an artist willing to donate artwork, please contact Shirley Verrico at

    ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE   benefiting People's Park
               2495 Main St.                       
Thursday May 2 - Saturday May 4
Help fund park programs! We need your Stuff!
                                                                    Drop off your donations:
*Saturdays: March 9 – April 27  10:00 – 1:00, Halbert Entrance
*Monday – Friday; outside of Suite 232 (look for the collection Box)
*Near the lobby – turn left at the top of the stairs, follow the hall past the restrooms to the drop-off spot near the freight elevator. Look for big donations box.
*To donate furniture or large items, please use the Jewett Loading Dock.  Email for appointment: -  leave your phone #.
We will accept: clean clothing, toys, kitchen items, costume jewelry, household goods, decorative items, sports equipment, records, books, vintage items, small furniture, small appliances in working condition
*No televisions, computers, electronics, mattresses or broken or soiled items, textbooks.
Saying farewell to long time tenants and friends -
BHNT, tenants in Tri-Main Center since 1995, will be moving  to a new home later this spring. Through their talents and skills, they have made an indelible impact on the building and its tenants. We asked how they came to choose Tri-Main Center for their business: 

Realizing that they needed to relocate from Hertel Avenue, the partners began looking for new space in 1995. It was very early in the development of Tri-Main Center, then called Market on Main, and there were very few tenants or suites built out. Partners Richard Nardini and Bill Hovey investigated and liked the industrial space here. Hallwalls, the very avant guarde creative art organization was located on the floor that became the home of BHNT. According to Bill Hovey, the proximity to Hallwalls was fun and entertaining (but that's all we'll say).

Some notable projects of BHNT are: New Era Cap, new facade at the Convention Center, Caudell Hall at Buffalo State College, Restaurants Oces, Lombardo's, Little Club, casino at Hamburg Raceway, the food courts at the airport, and of course many projects at Tri-Main Center. among many others.

Bill commented that he has come to appreciate the opportunities to know the many diverse individuals in Tri-Main Center and that he values that part of working here. He remarked that he would have liked to finish his career in Tri-Main Center. We would like that too!
As members of the community, Tri-Main Center supports many organizations, both in outside of our building. Girls Scouts held an annual cookie sale last Friday and it was a success! The Girl Scout leaders and girls had a great day and appreciated the enthusiasm and love of cookies at Tri-Main Center!
From Joyce, the Girl Scout leader:
"Again, THANK YOU so much for your support. We knocked it out of the park at Tri Main last week. I had to call in another parent so I could run home and get more cookies. We sold about 50% more this year than we did last year!
My scouts are now freshman and sophomores in high school. By this age most troops have disbanded because the girls have moved on to other things. Not my girls… they just keep going, and going, and going. Now they have goals, to make it through to their senior year of high school, earn their Gold Award, and go to Disney World for a week the summer after graduation. So, that is where their cookie money is going – their Gold Award and their trip."
The Tri-Main Center Sustainability Plan includes many forms of recycling, reducing and reusing. We recycle paper,cardboard, cooking oil, batteries, electronics and more.  But there is still waste and that is converted to energy. Our vendor, Modern Corporation, deposits waste in their landfilll, where it decomposes. The company then vacuums 4,000 ft of landfill gas per minute. This is enough to power 11 generators, which produce 4.2 mega watts of electricity, enough to power 10,000 homes daily. It's one more way that Tri-Main Sustains.

           Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable    

Tri-Main Center is a member of WNYSBR and it has been a very valuable asset to our environmental stewardship. The summit is an opportunity to learn more about how each of us can increase our sustainability. Please consider participating.
                                   TRI-MAIN CENTER APP!

A new navigation app has been developed for Tri-Main Center, created by Twisted Rope, a tenant in the building. A new navigation touchscreen, installed in the lobby, will provide directional information. With these new additions, we plan to make it easier for visitors to the building to navigate through the hallways to tenant offices. In the App, users will be able to find specific information about tenants.
Zone markers will be placed throughout the building, on each floor, that are used for navigation. Once you have downloaded the app, pick the desired location in the building from the menu. Press the red arrow button. Select the zone nearest you. A floor plan will appear, showing you how to get to your destination. Select stairs or elevator.  
                      We look forward to sharing this with our visitors, tenants and their clients.
                           Tri-Main Center Management Staff

Welcome Dan Daudelin to the Tri-Main Development Management staff. Dan is our new Controller. He is already enjoying the Tri-Main Center community and meeting our diverse and interesting tenants. We're looking forward to sharing our community with him.
There is now a gym in Tri-Main Center.
R.E.P.S. Fitness is a fully equipped gym, catering to all fitness levels. There are 9 trainers in house with varying training skills and specialties. Classes are offered and there is  a Functional Room for Alternative Workouts. After a workout or training session, replenish with a shake from the Shake Bar. R.E.P.S. is located in Suite 413. Call Eugene at 716-262-3341 to schedule a Quick Tour or stop in.
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