M&T Bank’s ‘Billieve Together’ Mobile Rally

M&T Bank Hosts ‘Billieve Together’ Mobile Rally to Fuel Bills Fans’ Playoff Hype 

Buffalo Bills legend Darryl Talley, Bills Stampede Drumline, Billy Buffalo, and more visiting locations across the city Thursday for series of rallies organized by M&T Bank 

M&T Bank, the Official Bank of the Buffalo Bills, will lead the ‘Billieve Together’ Mobile Playoff Rally this Thursday to help Bills fans prepare for the playoffs. With four stops planned across the City of Buffalo, M&T Bank’s mobile rally will bring Western New Yorkers together to show their support for the Bills, a resilient team that thrives off the energy of local fans. 

Joined by Bills legend Darryl Talley, the mobile rally will kick off at 11:45 a.m. at Seneca One with the help of the Bills Stampede Drumline, Billy Buffalo, and DJ Milk, who will get fans pumped up for Sunday’s game. After Seneca One, M&T volunteers will pack up the rally and bring it to three more locations – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, West Side Bazaar, and M&T Bank’s Delaware Hertel branch. Each stop will feature M&T and Bills giveaways, including ‘Billieve Together’ banners, Bills cake pops, stickers, coloring sheets, photo opportunities with Darryl Talley and Billy Buffalo, live music, and more. 

The ‘Billieve Together’ Mobile Playoff Rally is part of M&T Bank’s Football Brings Us Together campaign – a community-focused initiative launched by M&T to celebrate Buffalo’s diversity and the values and passions that bring Bills fans together. The campaign also promotes Bills players’ unique bond with their fans – one that keeps growing year after year.

The community is encouraged to attend the 11:45 a.m. rally at Seneca One, the 2:00 p.m. rally at the West Side Bazaar, and the 2:45 p.m. rally at M&T’s Delaware Hertel branch. The rally at Roswell Park is closed to the public for patient safety. 

WHEN: 11:45 a.m., Thursday, January 11

WHERE: The Mobile Playoff Rally will make scheduled stops at:

  • 11:45 a.m. — Seneca One Lobby, 1 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • 1:00 p.m. — Closed to Public for Patient Safety Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2:00 p.m. — West Side Bazaar, 1432 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14213
  • 2:45 p.m. — M&T Bank Delaware Hertel branch, 2310 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 

WHO: Interviews will be available with:

  • Francesco Lagutaine, M&T Bank Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Eric Feldstein, M&T Bank Western New York Regional President
  • Darryl Talley, Buffalo Bills Legend


Bills fans who cannot attend the rally can still celebrate the Bills’ upcoming playoff run with M&T Bank’s ‘Billieve Together’ banners. M&T is giving away 30,000 banners at its branches in Western New York, and supplies are going fast. To find the nearest branch, visit locations.mtb.com.

Media are invited to go live from Seneca One starting at 11 a.m. as M&T volunteers set up for the rally. 

Media ContactThea Pecht, (716) 512-4448, tpecht@mtb.com

The BPO Brass & Friends at Seneca One


BUFFALO – Douglas Jemal and his team at Seneca One are partnering with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) to present a free community concert called ‘The BPO Brass & Friends.’

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 5 PM in Seneca One’s Auditorium, located in the Main Lobby, Buffalonians will have the chance to check out the BPO in a spectacular new fashion called ‘The BPO Brass & Friends.’ This arrangement provides a BPO experience that is louder, more upbeat, and features a live drummer to add heavy rhythm. All are welcome to come out and enjoy the musical stylings of the BPO in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Guests do not need to purchase 1ckets.

The upbeat, fun, loud-ish concert will feature a drum kit, which is fairly different from a tradi1onal BPO concert, and will allow guests to engage with the musicians. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early or stay a_er to enjoy the famous Seneca One lobby bar from HBO’s hit show, The Sopranos.

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“We’re ecsta1c to team up with the BPO for the concert on Thursday. We’re bringing world class talent to the tech hub for our tenants and the greater community to enjoy. Our team is focused on making Seneca One the most innova1ve, collabora1ve, and dynamic space to live or work in WNY and it is our connec1vity with cultural ins1tu1ons that are allowing us to do so,” said Sean Heidinger, Director of Business Development at Douglas Development.

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Let’s Do Lunch! Live Jazz Lunches Have Returned!

Seneca One is proud to announce that Live jazz lunches are starting up again in February! Enjoy a lively, collaborative atmosphere in the Seneca One Food Hall while local jazz musicians perform live!

Escape from your day and meet your friends for lunch while enjoying a live jazz trio, sweeping views of WNY, and an eclectic selection of food offerings.

Live Jazz Lunch Series Scheduled

Wednesday, February 16 from 12-2 PM

Wednesday, March 2 from 12-2 PM

Wednesday, March 16 from 12-2 PM

Wednesday, March 30 from 12-2 PM

The SO Food Hall is open daily, Monday- Friday from 8 AM- 2 PM, and offers a large selection of lunch and breakfast options from the Erie Grill, Seneca Kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, soups, and daily specials. The food hall is open to the public and is emerging as a premier lunch destination in downtown Buffalo. There is something for everyone here at Seneca One!

For those interested in attending the live jazz lunch series, the event is free and reservations are not required. There will be ample seating throughout the Food Hall as well as the rest of the lobby for all to enjoy. You can access the SO Food Hall by entering the building at Main and Seneca St. Where the NFTA Rail goes underneath Seneca One, there are escalators up to the lobby on both sides of Main St.

*Current NYS guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be enforced. Please plan accordingly.

The King on the Plaz!

Elvis is coming to Seneca One this Friday from 5 – 8 PM! Join us at Seneca One for live music by Terry Buchwald, a mini-car show, beer + wine, networking, and great food by Osteria and Curly’s Grille! The event is absolutely free, open to the public, dog friendly, family friendly, and an opportunity to check out everything going on at Seneca One! We’re teaming up with Osteria 166, and various food trucks!

🎶  Join us weekly at Seneca One for live music, beer + wine, networking, and food trucks all within Douglas Jemal’s brand new West Plaza at Seneca and Main St! This is a series that will continue to evolve offering different styles of music but a consistent tip of the cap to jazz with JAZZBUFFALO! The event is absolutely free, open to the public, dog friendly, family friendly, and an opportunity to check out everything going on at Seneca One! We’re teaming up with Osteria 166, and various food trucks!


Press or Donation Contact: Sean Heidinger at sheidinger@douglasdev.com or 716-207-8908

BUFFALO, NY – In collaboration with Douglas Jemal, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has officially launched the largest fundraising campaign in the 40 year history of the Park. With a goal of $1,000,000, Save The Sullivans is set to raise the money needed to make permanent repairs to the hull of the USS The Sullivans.

USS The Sullivans (DD-537) a 78-year old Fletcher-Class destroyer that saw action in World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War is a major attraction at The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. USS The Sullivans is named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942. The ship was christened by the fallen brothers’ mother, Alleta Sullivan, and is a National Historic Landmark. It holds a special place in our nation’s military history and a special place on the Buffalo Waterfront.

“Decades of harsh weather in Buffalo have taken a toll on the ship. The severely weakened hull was recently compromised below the waterline and the ship began taking on water.” commented Paul Marzello, president and CEO for the Buffalo Naval Park. “A full bow-to-stern survey of the ship’s hull was conducted and an engineered plan developed for the necessary repairs. It involves applying a two-part epoxy coating to the entire hull below the waterline and the installation of a cathodic protection system that will prevent further corrosion of the USS The Sullivans, the USS Little Rock and the USS Croaker.”

Douglas Jemal of Douglas Development has volunteered to act as campaign captain of Save the Sullivans. “It is an honor for me to be a part of the effort to preserve this ship and honor the service and sacrifice of the Sullivan brothers.” commented Jemal.

The official launch of the Save the Sullivans campaign will be marked by a private fundraiser hosted by Jemal on St. Patrick’s Day at the Naval Park. The invitation-only event will be the first major push toward raising the $1,000,000.

Sullivan’s Brewing is also jumping on-board the campaign effort. Michael Meade, a Buffalo native and CEO of the Kilkenney, Ireland based brewery, was instrumental in bringing Sullivan’s to North America and launching in Buffalo a few years ago. “Buffalo is a second home for Sullivan’s. When we heard about the need to save the USS The Sullivans, it was a natural for us to get involved and help.” commented Meade. A team from Sullivan’s including brand ambassador and voice of the Buffalo Bills John Murphy will be on hand at the Jemal fundraiser pouring Sullivan’s for guests.

Calling all Sullivans. In an effort to draw in more participation to the Save The Sullivans campaign, the Naval Park is asking all people with the last name Sullivan to contribute to the effort by making a $5.00 donation.

Contributions to the Save the Sullivans campaign can be made securely online at SAVETHESULLIVANS.ORG or by mailing to Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, ATTN: Save the Sullivans, One Naval Cove, Buffalo, New York, 14202, or by calling the park directly at 716-847-1773, EXT 10.

Contact: Sean Heidinger at sheidinger@douglasdev.com or 716-207-8908

About Douglas Development Corporation 

For three decades, Douglas Development Corporation has garnered redevelopment successes in the District of Columbia, as well as in suburban Virginia and Maryland. Douglas Development has earned a reputation for revitalizing underdeveloped, emerging areas and continues to win praise from local government authorities, community members, neighbors, and the real estate community at large.

Founder and President Douglas Jemal established Douglas Development in 1985. While the company remains a privately operated and family-owned and controlled company, it has since grown into a fully integrated real estate company with over 100 employees, expanding to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

With a current portfolio of more than 14 million leasable square feet and more than 5 million square feet of developable real estate in the pipeline, Douglas Development is well-established as one of the most dominant and successful real estate developers in the Washington Metropolitan area. Learn more at www.douglasdevelopment.com

About the Buffalo and Erie County Military & Naval Park

In 1976, the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency and a group of community supporters gathered together to create a non-profit organization in order to submit a request to the U.S. Navy for a decommissioned naval vessel as part of a waterfront development plan.

The Navy granted their request, and in 1977, donated a destroyer and a guided missile cruiser to the City of Buffalo. After two years of fundraising and restoration, the newly formed organization opened to the public on July 4, 1979. In subsequent years The Park has added substantially to its collection of military artifacts.

The current collection includes a Fletcher-Class Destroyer, USS The Sullivans (DD-537), named after the five Sullivan brothers who died aboard ship while serving on the USS Juneau in 1942; the only Cleveland-Class Light Cruiser left in existence, USS Little Rock (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4); Gato-Class submarine, USS Croaker (SS/SSK/AGSS/IXSS-246); Vietnam-era PTF-17 boat; UH-1 Huey Helicopter; Nike Hercules Missile and launcher; M-41 Walker Bulldog Tank; F101 Voodoo Jet, and much more.

The Park is the largest inland naval park in the country. Western New York is home to one of the largest concentrations of military veterans in the United States making The Park a popular attraction as well as a center of pride with this stakeholder group.


Other Half Brewing Company Returns This Saturday


Sale to feature extremely limited edition beer in cans and bottles only available at Seneca One!

BUFFALO, NY , January 28 – Other Half Brewing Company, one of the most sought after craft brewing brands on the east coast, will be popping up at Seneca One in downtown Buffalo for the second Saturday in a row. The sale will begin promptly at 11 AM and will press on until all beer is sold out. Last Saturday, hundreds of people stood in the cold for hours to get their hands on beers that are normally not available in WNY.

The pop up will take place at Main and Seneca Streets unless wind forces the team to call an audible and move to a new location on the Seneca One footprint. Other Half has announced that over fifteen beers will be available this Saturday and encourage everyone to get there early to guarantee their purchase.

“We were absolutely blown away by the amount of people that showed up to support Other Half Brewing Company this past weekend in Buffalo. It was an unbelievable portrayal of Buffalo’s true colors when they showed up at Seneca One and saw over a hundred people waiting in the freezing cold for hours. The line was cheering when the truck arrived.” said Sean Heidinger, Director of Business Development at Douglas Development Corporation,  “We did see some beer lovers leave empty-handed, unfortunately, so we’re back this Saturday with even more beer and a lively, yet cold, environment for all to enjoy.”

The sale this Saturday is take-out only so the beers cannot be enjoyed on site but the Seneca One team has hinted that they are working on an outdoor environment at Seneca One for the spring and summer of 2021.

Other Half Brewing Company was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Other Half also has locations in Bloomfield, New York in the Finger Lakes and Washington D.C.

Seneca One, at 1 Seneca Street, is Douglas Jemal’s $150M mixed use redevelopment of One Seneca Tower, now the home to over 100 apartments, M&T Bank’s technology hub, 43North, Serendipity Labs, and various technology tenants.

Below are the first three of many beers to be announced for this Saturday: 

FLeXin’ on 5&20 Imperial IPA (10.0%) Celebrate the beauty of the Finger Lakes with this Galaxy, Citra Cryo, Simcoe Cryo, Sabro and Ekuanot jammed imperial IPA. $22 per 4 pack

Triple Multi-Chroma Imperial IPA (10%) The mash up of 6 of our favorite Chroma series single hops into one beast of a beer. Jammed with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, Nelson, Motueka and Simcoe. $20 per 4 pack.

Panna e Fragole Imperial Honey Strawberry Cream IPA (8.0%) Brewed with strawberry puree and whole New York strawberries, raw orange blossom honey from upstate NY, spelt, oats and then hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Huell Melon. $20 per 4 pack.