Mayor Byron W. Brown was joined by Delaware District Common Council
Member Joel P. Feroleto, today to unveil the first of 27 new tote corrals which will make trash disposal along the busy commercial corridor easy, while adding an artistic element.
“These custom-forged iron corrals are extremely attractive, as well as functional. They are a stylish solution to providing pedestrians with easy access to garbage and recycling totes. Not only do they camouflage the totes, the corrals also keep the totes from blowing over,” Mayor Brown said. “With so many new businesses on Hertel Avenue, and many existing businesses expanding and updating their facades, we wanted an eye-catching solution to offering more sidewalk totes.”
The first corral was installed at 1247 Hertel Avenue, between Commonwealth Avenue and Traymore Street.
The remaining 26 corrals will be installed by the City’s Department of Public Works and Streets over the next week.
As Hertel continues to grow, I wanted to make sure it was prepared for the demands of increased foot traffic. Now we have new businesses opening regularly, which complement the longer standing institutions on Hertel Avenue. We have murals and new receptacles, with new benches and bike racks on the way! Hertel is a premier destination in Western New York and will only get better with overwhelming community support,” said Delaware District Common
Council Member Joel P. Feroleto.
“We are grateful Hertel is booming and we want it to look great for everyone,” said Judy Porto, President of the Hertel Business Association. The forged iron tote corrals were fabricated by Arc Iron Creations, a Buffalo company which
specializes in hand-forged iron railings, gates, sculpture and décor.
Iron artist Andrew Chambers, who works out of a studio in Kaisertown, previously designed 20 tote corrals which can be found throughout the City of Buffalo. Each of those corrals bears the name of the neighborhood in which it is located.
Each of the new corrals incorporates the street name on two site, while the front panel features elements of Hertel Avenue streetscape. The 27 corrals, which cost a total of $49,410, were ordered under the city’s contract with Arc Iron Creations.
The first corral installed is located near MiMo DÉCOR.
“Merchants and local government working together in this way adds to Hertel’s unique shopping and dining experience. As a vibrant, walkable neighborhood, Hertel Avenue is a destination for all,” said Jess Buscaglia, co-owner of MiMO DÉCOR.