The Sweet_ness 7 Story
It all Started in Buffalo, in the heart of the historic West Side of the city, in 2007. A spring walk led me to a new life. There stood a vacant yet stately Victorian building, which only needed love, on the corner of Grant and Lafayette. Unexpectedly, I bought it that day.
This 20,000 square-foot building had gone into a slumber for a number of years, but held onto its quaint charms through the transitions. This was exactly what I was looking for, whether I knew it or not. I restored it — as I respected its spirit and played on the traces of its past.
I grew to love my "new neighborhood" — an area dominated by immigrants. I would never have known the plight of these people, hadn't I watched them as I rehabilitated my building. Good people. Strong people, Happy people looking only for peace.
I wanted to stay there, so I opened a coffee bar, hoping to be a piece of that world. Sweet_ness 7 Cafe and the Art on Grant Community have become a destination for those looking for the real origins of our beautiful city, for those who enjoy watching the world walk by — with the respect and love that all people deserve.
The Parkside Location of Sweetness_7 Cafe was built with the same love and respect. The owners invited me to come and I am so happy that I did.
Finally, thanks for believing in Buffalo and spending your free time with me and my amazing staff. We so are happy to be here.