Jane's Walk

Thank you Vision Niagara for giving us the opportunity to share the stories of growth on Buffalo's historic Grant Street. 

In May 2021, WEDI Executive Director Carolynn Welch and Co-Founder Bonnie Smith led a walking tour of Grant Street for Jane's Walk. Attendees learned about the resurgence that has been taking place on historic Grant Street over the past 10 years.

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Stops included:

  • The Gypsy Parlor for an update on their fun activities;

  • The Blue House Collective, a shop of women’s handmade objects and art; 

  • Global Villages (the West Side Bazaar's first graduate business owned by Louise Sano) to learn about her history with WEDI and her success as a businesswoman immigrated from Rwanda;

  • Freddy J's BBQ to learn how he launched his thriving restaurant; and

  • The West Side Bazaar for a discussion of the Bazaar’s past and bright future.