Modified: February 11, 2019 11:49am
Recognized for their efforts rehabilitating historic buildings and their contributions to the ongoing renaissance of North Buffalo
Erie County, NY – On March 15, 2018 Erie County Legislature Chair Peter Savage, presented Thomas and Alice Eoannou with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for March 2018, in recognition of their pivotal role helping in the revitalization of Buffalo.
Well known champions of local architecture and trailblazers in the repurposing of historic spaces, their renovation projects have brought energy and economic activity to neighborhoods throughout the city. The Eoannous’ successful preservation projects include: the North Park Theatre, Ulrich’s Tavern, the Globe Market, and the D.B. Schunke Furniture Building.
Their impact can be felt most thoroughly in North Buffalo, which has been transformed over the past 15 years from a stable, quiet neighborhood, into one of the trendiest areas in the region. Hertel Avenue has become a magnet for entrepreneurs starting new ventures, craftsmen showcasing their work, and crowds looking for to enjoy some of the most unique dining and shopping opportunities in Western New York.
“Thomas and Alice Eoannou’s tireless work has been an essential part of the ongoing resurgence of our region,” said Erie County Legislature Chair Peter Savage. “They have been a driving force behind Hertel Avenue and North Buffalo’s rebirth. From the North Park Art Theatre to the Mulligan Building and the Cornell Mansion, their dedication to preserving and utilizing historic architecture has set the standard for development in Buffalo. They are patrons of local artists whose works enliven public spaces, and they are generous mentors to small business owners. I am awed and grateful to their commitment to North Buffalo.”
Established in 2010, the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes individuals who have achieved great heights in their professions, have retired from distinguished careers, have demonstrated excellence in arts and sports, or have made extraordinary contributions to the quality of life or quality of place in Erie County.