The Winter Market at Horsefeathers, located in the historic Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side, will open its doors at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 5. Customers will be greeted by a variety of local food vendors.
While reconstruction remains a work in progress, the building, when renovated, will be home to several permanent and temporary food vendors on the first floor and basement levels, and 24 loft-style apartments on the top four floors. The marketplace will run through May 4, 2013, before giving way to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market which reopens on May 11.
Vendors scheduled to take part in the Winter Market at Horsefeathers include Arden Farm, Green Heron Growers, Chateau Buffalo, First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Spices & Mixes by Milly, Saltamontes Salsa, Avenue Boys Smokehouse, Fetch Dog Treats, The Pasta Peddler and Martin Cooks. Additional food vendors are expected to be added in the very near future.
The Frizlen Group Architects of Buffalo is spearheading the renovation project. The award-winning firm is well-known for its green urban restoration projects and has previously completed major renovation projects at 257 Lafayette Ave., 305 Utica St., and 448 and 504 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo.
“Work is continuing at Horsefeathers, but we have several vendors under contact for the Winter Market and will open our doors to the public at 8 a.m. Saturday,” said Karl Frizlen, president of The Frizlen Group. “While the building will not be 100 percent complete for the opening on Saturday, we will unveil our new storefront, new floors and ceilings are being installed, and temporary heating units are in place. We are truly looking forward to bringing this new service to the community!”
Winter Market hours are 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Vendors interested in participating in the market can contact Diane at The Frizlen Group at 881-0046 or email@example.com for more information. You can also follow the Winter Market at Horsefeathers on Facebook for frequent updates.