- Douglas Jemal has found a new tenant for the previously intended Bitwise Industries location on the East Side industrial warehouse.
- The Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) has signed a lease for two-thirds of the building, doubling its available space for adult workforce and afterschool arts and technology programs.
- BCAT will occupy the second and third floors of the building, totaling 21,000 square feet, and plans to open a public community gallery.
After the recent announcement of Bitwise Industries pulling out of its plans to open a location at the Sycamore St. Warehouse in Buffalo, the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) has stepped in to take over the space.
BCAT, a nonprofit organization focused on providing arts and technology education to underserved communities, saw an opportunity to expand its reach and impact in the Buffalo area by filling the void left by Bitwise.
The Sycamore St. Warehouse will now serve as a hub for BCAT’s programming, offering a range of arts and technology classes, workshops, and resources for local residents. The organization plans to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages to learn digital media, visual arts, and other technical skills.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make the Sycamore St. Warehouse a vibrant center for arts and technology education in Buffalo,” said BCAT’s Executive Director. “We believe that this space has the potential to be a catalyst for positive change and empowerment in the community.”
The decision to take over the warehouse comes as part of BCAT’s efforts to expand its presence in Buffalo and provide more accessible resources for local residents. The organization has already established itself as a valuable resource in the area, and the addition of the Sycamore St. Warehouse location will further enhance its ability to make a meaningful impact.
“We are confident that BCAT’s presence at the Sycamore St. Warehouse will be a great asset to the community,” said a local official. “Their commitment to providing quality arts and technology education aligns perfectly with the needs of Buffalo residents, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in the area.”
With BCAT taking over the Sycamore St. Warehouse, the future looks bright for the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology and the local community it serves. The organization is eager to begin offering its programs at the new location and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of Buffalo residents.