Sally’s New Screech Owl!
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Sally’s New Screech Owl!

After getting caught up in a barbed wire fence, this screech owl was rehabilitated and moved to his new home in the yard of one of our employees, Sally Rich!

“This little, full grown screech owl was found caught up in some barbed wire.  At the time of his rescue he was half dead, so he was taken to a local nature center that specializes in raptures. Shortly after he finished healing and completed rehabilitation, we were asked if we could provide a new home for the bird. We said “Yes!” and an owl house was put up in one of our trees. Shortly after the screech owl was placed in his new home.   Screech owls are great to have on a farm as they provide a way to keep the mouse and other rodent population down.” 

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500 Pearl prepares for a grand opening!
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500 Pearl prepares for a grand opening!

Construction crews are finishing up work and officials are preparing to open a 12-story tower at 500 Pearl in Downtown Buffalo. This new structure known as “500 Pearl” includes a six-level parking ramp with 390-spaces, 110 hotel rooms, high-end apartments, 52,000 sq. ft. of office space, and restaurant and retail spaces. Guests and apartment tenants have been welcomed since March occupying the bulk of the event space. The rooftop bar, and the six-lane public bowling alley in the basement are set to open by June of 2019. This $70 Million project is already being deemed successful since five of the 12 apartments (with floor-to-ceiling windows) are rented for as much as $4,800 per month, and the first event took place in the event space this pas February.

Over the last 6 years, Buffalo has focused on the redevelopment of older underused office buildings, factories, warehouses, schools, and churches. In maintaining that focus, “500 Pearl” was developed by combining a renovated century-old building (once home to the Buffalo Christian Center & Fraternal Order of the Eagles) with a new modern high-rise. The exterior of the structure incorporates a range of materials including precast concrete, smooth and perforated metal panel systems, and glass.

Rich & Associates provided parking consulting and architectural design services on the six level 390-space parking structure in association with Kideney Architects and Tredo Engineers.

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It’s Opening Day in Detroit!
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It’s Opening Day in Detroit!

Opening Day in Detroit is a pretty big deal. The start of a new baseball season is like an annual holiday here. Signifying the end of another brutal Michigan winter, Opening Day grabs the attention of residents all over Detroit and its surrounding Metro areas. It celebrates our local culture and the beginning of a new baseball season. But why is this unofficial holiday such a celebrated day here in Detroit?

The Tigers will open the 2019 season on Thursday, April 4th against the Kansas City Royals, marking the start of the 118th inaugural season in the American League. For decades, fans enjoyed ballgames at Tiger Stadium (formerly Navin Field and Briggs Stadium) before following the team to its new home at Comerica Park in 2000. The largest crowd at an opening day game in Detroit’s history was on April 6, 1971, when 54,089 fans filled Tiger Stadium to see the Tigers take the field against the Cleveland Indians. The most runs scored in a Tigers opening day event has been 20, in 1993, when they beat the Oakland A’s 20-3. The most runs given up by the Tigers was 13 when Cleveland had a 14-13 come from behind victory in their opening season of 1901 against the Cleveland Indians. According to Pure Michigan, around 30,000 hot dogs are sold at a Detroit Tigers game on average. When looking at the Tiger’s long and storied history, that’s more than 3 million hot dogs consumed on opening day alone! Here’s to a Tigers win and another successful baseball season in Detroit!

Rich & Associates designed the “D Garage” across from Comerica Park which provides 930 parking spaces.
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