Council plans vote on deal to demolish glass walkway

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Take a walk down Old Falls Street, and you’ll see plenty of state-built infrastructure designed to spur private development. Largely missing are the type of walk-up storefronts suited for pedestrians and tourists.

    City officials, after stalled efforts this summer, hope the demolition of a downtown eyesore will help fix that.

    The City Council on Tuesday will vote on an agreement for $25,500 worth of engineering demolition work to be completed by LiRo Engineers of Buffalo. The work would be the first step in the demolition of a vacant glass walkway adjacent to the former TeleTech call center building on Third Street.

    The obsolete walkway, which runs west of TGI Friday’s along Old Falls Street, has long been viewed by city officials as an obstacle to development along the cobblestone walkway.

    “By eliminating that glass hallway, it opens up a lot of opportunities,” said Council Chairman Sam Fruscione.

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