I’ve been told that Buffalo is not a Sports Town With a Drinking Problem, but a Drinking Town With a Sports Problem. Say What? Essentially the two things that come to mind when I went over and visited The Phoenix Brewery Apartments recently were beer and parking. Truth be told, I was actually headed over

A stones thro from Ulrich Taver, The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and downtown

A stones throw from Ulrich Tavern, The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and downtown

to Ulrich’s one day for lunch, and then swung in to buy myself a few extra minutes of precious summer-out-of-the-office time. When I popped in, they were in the middle of staging the show unit, meaning that leasing is ready. Staging an apartment conveys what it

Staged apartment. No mail, no towels.

Staged apartment. No mail, no towels.

looks like when you move in – before you’ve left towels on your bathroom floor, let your dog sleep on your bed (ew!) and let the mail pile up on your kitchen counter. Essentially – it looks how we all wish our homes looked, all the time. To summarize – it looked amazing. Real amazing. From the warm brick walls, to the period lighting, to the hotelery-inspired bathrooms. The Phoenix Brewery Apartments are true to all that speaks to Buffalonians. How so? First, this town likes beer. You’d think in this region with one very long winter, we might be more of an Irish Coffee kind of place, but, summer, spring, fall and winter and more winter, Buffalo is a beer town. So, an adaptive reuse of an old brewery is authentically Buffalo. What else? Well, the town likes old stuff. And from old doors,

Old stuff

Old stuff

to old bricks, this building has got it. What else do we love? Well, we love summer! One might suggest we love summer so much because we get so little of it. And on that note, The Phoenix Brewery Apartments has delivered us outdoor space – perfect for sipping a … you guessed it … beer … on the roof, on a hot summer day. Or, cold winter’s day. Whatever floats your boat. Other features Buffalonians will love? Pets (the non-barking, non-biting, non-peeing on the floor kind) are invited to apply with their owners! Ready for the grand slam of all amenities? Indoor parking. You heard this right. Not just parking (always a plus in the city), and not just covered parking. But true, indoor parking. Can I say it one more time? Indoor parking! I think I’ll just climb up to the Phoenix rooftop and shout it from there. INDOOR PAAAAARKING!

It is still summer after all – and I’m looking for a reason to head outside.