Spring has officially begun and Easter’s on its way. That means it’s time to visit the iconic Broadway Market in Buffalo! If you’ve never been to the market before, you’re in for a treat.
First opened in 1888, the Broadway Market is based on traditional markets in 19th-century Poland.
A lot has changed over the course of the past 130 years, but the Broadway Market has remained largely the same. The market is open all year, but it’s a particularly popular destination in the weeks leading up to Easter.
This time of year, you can find all kinds of traditional European Easter goods at the Broadway Market, from the famous butter lambs to polish sausage, pastries and more. The market will also host a number of entertainers throughout the season, including accordion players and Polish dancers.
The Broadway Market has always remained true to its roots, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t grown in recent years. Soon, the market will install a new commercial kitchen valued at half a million dollars in an effort to attract new tenants and vendors. The Market’s managers hope that the new kitchen will help make the historic property a year-round destination for the residents of Western New York.
“We are going to outlast any forms of commerce that you ever did see and I’m very heartened by it, and the city believes in this place and it will continue and it will get better,” said Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk during this year’s Easter season kick-off event.
The Broadway Market will be open every day until Easter. Be sure to take a trip down to Buffalo to see everything this one-of-a-kind destination has to offer!