There’s been a lot of excitement on Allen Street lately. New streets are being built and new businesses are popping up and being planned. A home center also opened.
Roaring Spring Home quietly opened at 19 Allen Street, right next door to Petal Pusher and across from the recently opened 26 (formerly Cathode Ray).
Owner Lydia Beebe Safulco had been collecting vintage furniture and home decor for years and enjoyed it so much that she eventually decided to make a living doing it. Safulco initially established her position in her formal business environment at Hilais House (Delaware 501 – Small Business Cooperative). When 19 Allen Street recently became available, Lydia jumped on it.
“I love the atmosphere here. It’s a fun part of the city,” she exclaimed.
And we’re glad to have you!
Inside, you’ll find a mix of vintage items such as chairs, tables, lamps, artwork and glassware, with modern touches such as locally made vintage pottery candles. The space is well organized, welcoming and bright. Roaring Spring Home is a great addition to the neighborhood’s growing retail scene and a great place for residents (like me) who are looking for unique items to display in their homes.
Watching Safulco grow from an incubator location to a full-fledged business in Allen has been an inspiring success story. Plus, having a hardware store on the street is exactly the kind of business we wanted.
There’s a lot of synergy and camaraderie in Allentown right now, and it gets even better with every new business that opens. It is always important to have a good combination of shopping and dining services. Thankfully, this new mix of businesses will have more people frequenting the area this summer and, for that matter, all year long. The more walkable our streets are, the better it is for everyone: business owners and residents.
Roaring Spring Home’s Grand Opening Day Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 5-8 p.m. This event will feature many local artists exhibiting their work. Safulco will also be participating in the upcoming First Friday Gallery Walk, which will feature a rotating cast of area artists.
Roaring Spring Home
19 Allen Street, Buffalo New York
Current store hours: Thursdays 11am-7, Fridays & Saturdays 11am-5pm
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