Caffe Aroma & Talking Leaves Bookstore

Buffalo, New York

The restoration of this building included the conversion of a bar/restaurant into a bookstore. This new space was then combined with a very-well established cafe next door so both tenants could benefit from the synergy between the two businesses.

The original facade and storefront with center entrance was reconstructed and details are highlighted by gooseneck lighting. The combining of both establishments has resulted in an economic windfall for both businesses and it has developed as an anchor for community activities on the northern end of Elmwood Avenue.