LIFTED is a weekly podcast profiling people and perspectives of the American community. Through telling short, real-life stories of people starting something new, striving for personal goals and breaking through barriers, LIFTED aims to build a picture of life for Western New Yorkers.

EPISODE FIVE: Rick Smith is The Frontiersman of Silo City

Presented by 85West Communications

In 2006, Rick Smith bought an abandoned industrial site now known as Silo City. At one time, it was the biggest grain port on the planet. But the grain industry has long since croaked in Buffalo, and most grain companies left decades ago. So why would someone buy a massive derelict complex that includes a bunch of – almost indestructible – concrete grain silos? And what do you do with it?

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