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City of Dunkirk Receives $1 million towards Restore NY Project


The City of Dunkirk is proud to announce its award for The Empire State Development Restore New York Communities Initiative (“Restore NY”) which provides municipalities with financial assistance for the revitalization of commercial and residential properties. The program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and redevelopment of blighted structures.

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The City of Dunkirk was awarded $1 Million Dollars towards the City of Dunkirk Central Avenue Transformation Project. This project will address vacant properties in the 400 block of Central Avenue in Downtown Dunkirk. The property at 411 Central and its equipment was sold to Allan Steinberg, a local investor, that saw the potential to bring back a vacant popular grocery store and create a "Broadway Market" type of space where kiosks would be rented, and the old-world butcher shop reopened with a permanent vendor. The building at 423-427 Central Avenue is a two-story structure with a brick facade that has had only one storefront occupied and would be developed into four new apartments that can be affordable, with (1) three-bedroom, a 2-bedroom, and (2) one-bedroom units.