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25th ANNUAL BEST OF BUFFALO
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Dear Way To Go Traveler,
It’s time to celebrate! 25 years bringing clients from suburbia to see what is happening in Buffalo! It has been quite a journey – from rust-belt to a haven for millennials. Today, Buffalo is the No. 1 city in the U.S. with millennials moving in to the Queen City (Buff. News – 1/15/17 front page)!!! It means we have something unique happening here! It has been my pleasure to share with you this transformation!
Cost Per Person: $89
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:45am – Bus report time – McDonalds, Meadow Dr., N. Tonawanda
8am – Leave for Williamsville
8:30am – Pickup at Tops, Main St., at Union Road, Williamsville
9am – Hotel Henry Urban Resort, Forest Dr., Buffalo – the Hotel Henry was not quite ready for tours last February – but sure is ready now! (Many of you on past Best of Buffalo day-trips will remember our visiting when “the Henry” was under construction! (In September, 2017 it won “best 2017 neighborhood conservation project” by Preservation Buffalo Niagara.)
10:30am – Tour of the new Lancaster Square. A representative from the TM Montante Development Corporation, owners of the 10 acre site, will give us a driving tour of the new Lancaster St. Extension and update us on the multi-development that is occurring there! This is the site of the former Milliard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. 10:30am – ur annual tour via motorcoach of the 120 acre Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus— this will be brief since we will be visiting either the new Children’s Hospital or the Jacob’s UB Medical Medical School in the afternoon..
Noon – Lunch at Chef’s on Chicago Street—-Way To Go Tours has never had to cancel in the 24 previous Best of Buffalo day-trips. (We came close once not because of snow but because of a very cold temperature two years ago.). If you need to hear Irv Weinstein’s voice call Chef’s – his voice is on the answering machine….”pistol packing pucks” is one of my favorite alliterations from a long ago 11pm newscast.
1:30pm – Again, from the 2017 Buffalo Preservation Awards, the Interpretive Center at the Guaranty Building owned by the Hodgson & Russ law firm. We will have a docent explaining this display (they also have a very beautiful mosaic – in the lobby ceiling). This is one of the first skyscrapers erected in the United States—a National Historical Landmark—-the highest historical distinction in the U.S.
2:45pm – Tour of the new Jacob School of UB Medicine & Biomedical School. It is schedule to open in November. If not available yet, Way To Go Tours will substitute the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital!! We will have this lined up and announced in the January brochure. Late afternoon – Flying Bison Brewery – (873-1557) 5:15pm—-Tops, Main Street, Williamsville 6pm – McDonalds, Meadow Dr., North Tonawanda All times are approximate!
Chef’s Menu Selection – Spaghetti Parm or Spaghetti & Meatball. We will get your selection the morning of the day-trip.
Send check to: Way To Go Tours, 580 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Questions: Call Jerry or Jeff at 693-0793.