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COMING SOON! Downtown Bazaar

617 Main Street, Buffalo (formerly Expo Market) next to the historic Market Arcade.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm

Bar Operator Needed at Downtown Bazaar

280 sq. ft. fully functional bar with equipment, draft beer taps and keg tapping system. The Bazaar is a 9,000 sq. ft. space where 4 retail businesses and 5 restaurants are incubated under WEDI's Economic Development program. Visitors will be able to take-out or dine-in at a 60+ person seating area. 

We are excited to offer this perfect opportunity for an already operational brewery or bar that wants a high-visibility presence in downtown Buffalo (617 Main Street) and to share our space and support small business entrepreneurship. The Downtown Bazaar will draw thousands of customers seeking the unique foods they craved and found at the former West Side Bazaar, before it burned and closed in September 2022. Opening imminently, this opportunity must be acted on quickly.

Contact Mike Moretti at to schedule a viewing or attend one of our open houses on Friday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 8 from 12 PM to 4 PM

Download a Request for Proposal here.

WEDI’s Downtown Bazaar is a small business incubator where aspiring entrepreneurs test retail concepts and learn the fundamentals of running a business. It is also a community gathering space where people of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds share a love of delicious food and unique products.


The Bazaar has food kiosks featuring Ethiopian, South Sudanese, and Filipino cuisines and a Puerto Rican bakery; and retail kiosks selling items from Africa, and Sri Lanka. It is located on Main Street in the heart of Buffalo's theater district.


To learn more about incubating a business at the Bazaar and get on our waiting list, please fill out this form.  A WEDI staff member will contact you to schedule an introductory call.

Your Downtown Bazaar Businesses

Support Our "Graduates"


Through our incubation process, business owners learn how to capitalize on their strengths and identify which business model works best for them, be it storefront or e-commerce.


You can support graduated businesses that incubated at the West Side Bazaar at these sites:

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