On This Day…

On May 24th 1900, Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company begin construction on a new steel mill in the Buffalo suburbs. The company, previously based in Scranton, PA in the Lackawanna Valley, was looking to expand and set their sites on Buffalo.

With the amount of laborers moving around the new steel plant, the Town of Lackawanna was established in 1902, holding the namesake of the Company employing most of the town. In the mid-20s, Lackawanna Iron & Steel became a subsidary of Bethlehem Steel, owned by Charles Schwab and Joseph Wharton. After the rise of the steel industry in Eastern Asia, the Bethelem Steel plant stopped producing steel in 1983, with coke production ceasing in 2001.

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Featured Restaurant

Nestled in the historic Larkin District, Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant is a prime destination for happy hour and dinner. The menu features delectable brick oven pizzas and shareable starters, perfectly complemented by a rotating selection of draft beers and acclaimed craft cocktails!

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Akasya Crosier, a Buffalo, NY-based artist and graphic designer, is making waves in the art scene with her captivating work. 👀

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