Buffalo in the 60s: AM&A’s getting ready to move

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
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Within the next few years, it’s expected that Chinese investors will pump anywhere from $60 million to $70 million into the vacant AM&A’s building on Main Street downtown, transforming it into a hotel and restaurant.

Fifty-five years ago today, the “old” AM&A’s building was the “soon-to-be” AM&A’s building. It was being renovated after the JN Adam department store closed up shop and left the building. AM&A’s was moving into the building from its long-time home directly across Main Street.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.