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THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

Sabres will help "green up" 90,000 sq. ft of Buffalo waterfront

Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 3:37 PM / News
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com
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THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced today that Terry Pegula and the Buffalo Sabres will spend $120,000 to install 90,000 square feet of new sod to three parcels of city-owned property in the Canalside area adjacent to First Niagara Center.

The City of Buffalo’s Canalside area will have another “front door” thanks to the contribution of Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.

With blue skies and the bustling waterfront as the backdrop, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced today that Pegula and the Sabres will spend $120,000 to install 90,000 square feet of new sod to three parcels of city-owned property in the Canalside area adjacent to First Niagara Center. Work to clean and clear the land has already started, with the new sod expected to be down within the next few weeks.

In addition, the chain link fences and concrete jersey barriers that currently ring the perimeter of the downtown land will be removed to provide unfettered public access to the new greenspace.

“This will add to the beauty of a developing area of the downtown waterfront,” stated Brown. “It also shows that the Sabres want to make a difference not only in sports, but in the Buffalo community in general.”

Sabres Chief Development Officer Cliff Benson said that talks to get involved with the waterfront project date back over a year, but it all came down to one thing for the organization.

“We wanted to be good citizens, and we wanted to be good neighbors,” explained Benson. “This is our home. This is where we live down here. So we are particularly interested in making this a beautiful place.”

Noting the cranes already doing construction work on the old Aud site and Donovan Building, Brown explained how this contribution from the Sabres is just another step in developing a world-class waterfront in downtown Buffalo.

“This kind of contribution is only going to encourage other private sector organizations to step forward.”

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