Buffalo News: Broadway Market is like no other
In fine holiday tradition, landmark shines with old and new vendors, visitors
By Brian Meyer, Buffalo News Staff Reporter – March 27, 2010, 12:37 AM
So when Buffalo native Ginny Fuller flew home this week, she and her two sisters hit an East Side icon they’ve been visiting since they were kids begging for marshmallow Peeps.
That was several decades ago, before scores of empty buildings marred the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. It was an era when the market was still thriving.
As the three sisters enjoyed a wine-tasting Friday, they said they were thrilled to see the market buzzing with activity. But it’s the Easter shopping season — a time shoppers flock to the market for everything from pierogi and pussy willows, to butter lambs and holiday hams. Except for another sales uptick during the Christmas holiday, the market struggles to lure customers about 10 months of the year.
“I wish it looked like this every week,” said Phyllis Dusel of the Town of Tonawanda. “But it doesn’t, unfortunately.”