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Allentown

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Address: Allen St, Buffalo, NY
Phone Number: +1 716-881-1024
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Good place to find restaurants and some shops

There are a number of good restaurants in the area, as well as shops. There are night spots too. Parking can be a challenge in evenings when it is busier.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Deb M
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76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a number of good restaurants in the area, as well as shops. There are night spots too. Parking can be a challenge in evenings when it is busier.

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Thank Deb M
Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a unique area in every town. Ours is called Allentown. You have some of the most creative people residing and operating business in Buffalo. Its a great place to do LOCAL hand made gifts and support local artists. When you think about gift giving ..think shopping here. And after ...stop in the THE TOWN restaurant...a true landmark in Buffalo.... More 

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Thank Cheryldel
Santa Rosa, California
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152 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lots of small, locally owned business here; some have a long legacy of business in Buffalo having moved from other parts of town. The are locally made crafts and easy like shops. Well worth a few hours if locally made objects, food and shopping are your thing.

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Thank kitty k
Vaughan, Canada
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a chance to visit Buffalo last week. Typical Canadian visitors go to the outlet mall or Walden Galleria for shopping. We decided to do something different. On the first Friday of every month the art galleries on Allen Street (or Allentown) open their doors in the evening. What an experience! There were street musicians and people reciting poetry... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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113 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The area is more artsy than upscale. It is considered a gay neighborhood and there are several great bars in the area for both gay, straight, and mixed crowds. It is an odd mixture of upscale, trendy, and middle class. If you want great local artists, this is the area to look. There is something for every decorating budget.

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Thank AlanBartlett
Gettysburg
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is and has been an entertainment night spot for as long as anyone can remember. Restaurants, bars, dancing all of that and a great street vibe throughout the area.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Ate at the Hardware, very good, nice rooms, ice bar, great wait staff and food was great. Very nice ambience, friendly and professional staff, I will return for sure.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a local event where the roads are blocked to enable shops of handicrafts and art and fancy jewellery with some latin american music and antiques adding colours to the art fest. This was a very interesting place for roaming around. This happened June 11 and June 12, 2016. I am not sure when it happens again, when it... More 

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Thank Ajeya
Grand Cayman
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137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

It was a good summer afternoon to stroll in the area. It's busy but definitely has a community character to it. The shops are mainly "local".

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Thank PitonsFan
GRAND ISLAND
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

sort of the "soho" side of the Elmwood village (see other review), this area has loosened up quite a bit with the elimination of one-way driving, make it accessible from all directions... not a LOT of shops, but active nightlife, too active for some, particularly as the hours get larger, then wee small

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