About two months ago, the Chippewa Alliance put on a "pop-up outdoor market" and they're about to do another one this spring.

The market was important not only to the people who wanted to get out of their house and experience life again, but also to the shops and stores that were included there.  When the pandemic began, many of the smaller "non-essential" stores were shut down and it cost the owners a lot.

So the Chippewa Alliance started up an outdoor pop-up market to encourage people to shop local and to do it safely.  It was called the "Lots of Love for the 716" outdoor pop-up market.

It looks like it was very successful because they're going to do it again.  This time it's called the "Lots of Love for the 716 - Spring Edition."

You'll find them again in the parking lot of Darcy McGee's on Sunday April 25th from 11am-3pm.  They encourage you to come down and shop from over 25 vendors and then plan on brunch or stick around for dinner at one of the incredible restaurants on Chippewa.  They do encourage people to make reservations before they come.


Can you tell we’re just a little (VERY) excited for the Pop-Up this Sunday!? So many great vendors, we can’t tag them...

Posted by Chippewa Alliance on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Some of the vendors included this time around are:

  • Buffalo Dapper Paws
  • You Are Designs
  • Buffalo Pepper Products
  • Dennis Wilson Jr.
  • The Lounge Shop
  • The Pie Lady
  • The Lions Mane
  • Venus Rising
  • IvyReign
  • Flat 12 Mushroom
  • BFS
  • Built Without Guilt
  • Bigger and Better Bakery
  • K.H. Creations
  • Elle James Décor LLC
  • Aria J. Designs
  • Nickel City Designs
  • Her Story
  • Half and Half Boutique
  • Meet & Eat Charcuterie
  • Bred in Buffalo Candle Co.
  • Pacific Cloud Seafood
  • Lemonbella
  • Modern Nostalgia

According to Step Out Buffalo, these restaurants will be open either for brunch or dinner.  Reservations are encouraged:

  • Frankie Primo’s +39: serves brunch and lunch beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Chez Ami (Curtis Hotel): open for brunch at 10am
  • Vue Rooftop Lounge: open for dinner at 5 p.m.
  • Bada Bing: open for brunch, lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Chocolate Bar: opens for dinner at 5 p.m.
  • Soho Buffalo, NY: opens for brunch beginning at 11 a.m.
  • D-Tour: opens for brunch on Sundays from 12 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bacchus: opens for dinner at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tap House: open for dinner at 4 p.m.  
  • Spot Coffee: open for breakfast, brunch and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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