Canadian company backs out of waterfront plan


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Canadian furniture company has backed out of plans to build a plant on Buffalo’s waterfront.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which owns the 49.5 acres of real estate along the lake, says Gracious Living terminated the real property disposition agreement to buy terminal buildings A and B at 901 Fuhrmann Boulevard.

Gracious Living, which was going to be given cheap hydropower courtesy of the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, would have brought 250 jobs to the city.

The NFTA says a request for proposals will be issued shortly to place the property back on the market. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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