2020 Shop Small ALL Season: Downtown Dollars Giveaway

2020 Shop Small ALL Season: Downtown Dollars Giveaway

November 9th through December 24, 2020 – Downtown Buffalo

Buffalo Place Inc., in partnership with Buffalo Urban Development Corporation’s Queen City Pop Up Program, is delighted to announce the 2020 Shop Small ALL Season: Downtown Dollars Giveaway promotion. The objective of the program is to position Downtown Buffalo as a premier destination for shopping and dining in Western New York. The program will also serve as a catalyst for customer relationship development, additional revenue opportunities, and return visitation encouragement.

Buffalo Place and Buffalo Urban Development Corporation’s Queen City Pop Up Program will be awarding $50 Downtown Dollars Giveaway Certificates to 50 winners from November 9th through December 24, 2020. The contest will be presented through the Buffalo Place social media channels ( FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER). Several times per week throughout the promotion, Buffalo Place will post a photo and description of a participating Downtown Dollars Giveaway business. Entrants will be instructed to “like” the post and featured business and tag two friends in order to be entered to win a $50 Downtown Dollars Certificate. Winners will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the day.

The winner may use the Downtown Dollars Certificate at ANY participating business. Please see below for a full list of participating businesses:


500 Pearl Businesses: Patrick’s Rooftop (Temporarily Closed) | w xyz bar | Spare Lanes – 500 Pearl Street

Fattey Beer Co. Downtown – 5 Genesee Street

Feature Meals – 598 Main Street

Flint Buffalo – 50 Fountain Plaza – OPERATIONS CURRENTLY PAUSED

Franci Jewelry – 617 Main Street at the Market Arcade

Graylynn Gin Bar + Market – 537 Main Street

Hearth + Press – 665 Main Street

Il Mulino Social Club – 465 Washington Street – OPERATIONS CURRENTLY PAUSED

Noble Root Wine & Spirits – 515 Main Street

Overwinter Coffee – 9 Genesee Street

Panorama on Seven at Harborcenter – 95 Main Street

Prima Pizza Pasta – 396 Pearl Street

Public Espresso + Coffee Downtown – Hotel Lafayette (corner of Washington and Clinton Streets)

Rust Belt Love – 617 Main Street at the Market Arcade (redeem your Downtown Dollars with Rust Belt Love by contacting them for a code to use on their website, they are offering free curbside pickup through the holidays). Buffalo Urban Development Corporation will match your Downtown Dollars spent at Rust Belt Love! 

Sasmita Batik Indonesia – 610 Main Street

Sato Brewpub – 110 Pearl Street – OPERATIONS CURRENTLY PAUSED

Seneca One Food Hall – One Seneca Drive

Sue’s NY Deli – 622 Main Street

WNY Book Arts Center – 468 Washington Street

Zoom Copy – 725 Main Street

“We are pleased to present the 2020 Shop Small ALL Season: Downtown Dollars Giveaway program in support of the Downtown retail and restaurant community,” said Michael T. Schmand, Executive Director of Buffalo Place, Inc. “We are grateful that our longstanding partners at Buffalo Urban Development Corporation are working with us. We are confident this promotion will shine a spotlight on, and support, our wonderful Downtown business community during the holiday season.”

“It’s more important than ever before to support and promote Buffalo’s Downtown businesses as they face the challenges of the pandemic.”  Mayor Byron W. Brown said. “The Downtown Dollars Giveaway is a fun way to do that and reward our residents, Downtown workers and visitors with the chance to win $50 by spreading the word about the many great businesses in our Downtown core. This is another creative partnership between the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation’s Queen City Pop-Up initiative and Buffalo Place to showcase Downtown retailers.”

About Buffalo Urban Development Corporation: The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is a not for profit Development Corporation chaired by Mayor Byron W. Brown and sponsored by the City of Buffalo. BUDC is the designated agency for Downtown development. BUDC is responsible for the implementation of the Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP), a strategy designed to revitalize Downtown Buffalo. BBRP encourages the adaptive reuse of vacant and underutilized buildings, increasing Downtown’s residential base, improving Downtown infrastructure and assisting developers, businesses and retailers with financial tools and incentives. Most recently BUDC has begun implementing Buffalo’s Race for Place, an initiative that focuses on talent attraction through placemaking, vibrant streetscapes and integration of smart cities technology. These efforts are deeply rooted in encouraging partnerships and collaborative efforts to continue the momentum occurring in Downtown Buffalo. For more information, visit www.buffalourbandevelopment.com.