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Please consider visiting and supporting the local businesses and organizations profiled in The Fan Connection.  

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Bailey Fights Blight is a community-based project working to improve public spaces and re-imagine vacant or underutilized properties on Bailey Avenue. Through community cleanups, guerrilla gardening, and public art, Bailey Fights Blight is helping to redevelop one of Buffalo’s major East Side commercial corridors.

http://www.thetoollibrary.org/bfb/

http://babainc.org/bailey-fights-blight-join-us-now/

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Buffalo RiverWorks is the city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music, and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.  It honors Buffalo’s industrial past while looking to a new future for the Queen City.

https://buffaloriverworks.com/

 

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Hotel @ The Lafayette has been welcoming guests for over 113 years, and continues to be a historical and architectural landmark for the City of Buffalo. It opened its doors in June 1904 and was immediately hailed as one of the fifteen finest hotels in the United States.  After decades of decline, the hotel was faithfully restored in 2012 to return it to its original splendor and welcome a new generation of guests.

  

https://thehotellafayette.com/

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Pearl Street Grill & Brewery has been the top destination for Sabres fans since opening in 1997.  The restaurant, bar, and event spaces have been a staple for Buffalonians wanting to celebrate a win together while enjoying the house-made craft beer and Buffalo cuisine.  

https://pearlstreetgrill.com/

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Silo City currently hosts over 20,000 national and international tourists annually, and is rated as a top unique destination.  The site also draws many local visitors to experience the area’s cultural and ecological heritage. The best way to visit Silo City is to head down to the new bar onsite, called Duende: https://www.duendesilo.city/ For seasonal tours of Silo City, contact Explore Buffalo: 

https://explorebuffalo.org/tours/silo-city-tours/

For any questions, email kategorman@rigidized.com

http://www.silo.city/

The West Side Bazaar, a WEDI initiative, is a one-of-its-kind small business incubator supporting entrepreneurs on their path to becoming successful business owners. The West Side Bazaar consists of several food, food retail, and retail vendors, which sell quality authentic products from all around the world. The West Side Bazaar has enabled many immigrant, refugee, and low-income individuals to pursue their dreams of small business ownership, providing them with a space to incubate their small business all while bringing the best of many different cultures to a one-stop-shop right here in Buffalo! 

 

https://www.westsidebazaar.com/

 
FUNDRAISER SUPPORTERS

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Thank you to those individuals and businesses that have donated monetary gifts or personal items in support of The Fan Connection. Completing this movie would not have been possible without the support and generosity and we are truly grateful.

Almost a Dynasty: A Fan Story | Amherst Pizza and Ale House | Aurora Optometric Group | Baby's Bungalow | Donna E. Bridges, Licensed Massage Therapist | Shawn P. Connolly | Cute Little Muffins | Greg Daniels | Explore Buffalo | John & Pat Gullo | Hess Brothers Florist | Hotel @ The Lafayette | Lynn M. Jay, Artist | Mansion on Delaware | Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) | Lynn Kisker | Norm & Caroline Kisker | Norm G. Kisker | Paul Lieberstein | Lloyd Taco Truck | Matt Meddaugh | Nickel City Opera | The North Park Theatre | Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. | Pearl Street Grill & Brewery | Russell's Steaks Chops & More | Shea's Development Department | Sweet Annaline's | Village Hair Shop | Jim Wall | Karen & Tom Wall

 
KICKSTARTER CONTRIBUTORS 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE FAN CONNECTION ON KICKSTARTER.

YOUR GENEROSITY HAS MADE THIS MOVIE POSSIBLE.

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