Westside Gunn Celebrates Monumental Store Opening in Buffalo Mall

The 716 emcee opened his Buffalo Kids store this weekend at the Walden Galleria, and says it was the biggest opening they've seen in 32 years.

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Nobody knows how to shut down the city of Buffalo quite like the Griselda crew. 

Over the weekend, label founder Westside Gunn celebrated the grand opening of his 1,320-square-foot Buffalo Kids Gallery at the Walden Galleria mall.

The apparel and footwear shop, selling Bills, Bisons, and Sabres gear on the mall’s lower level, launched as “the biggest opening (line) of all-time that they’ve ever seen in 32 years,” according to a recent Instagram post from the 716 emcee.

Over 100 people lined up for the opening, according to WGRZ.

“This pic was just just the first part of the line, it was this x4 minimum,” Westside Gunn said in his IG post. “I thank u all who came and supported and even in line right now, I promise to keep spreading as much art as possible.”

Gunn is looking to host meet-and-greets with celebrities at the location in the future. All items on Gunn’s online store, including jerseys, crewnecks, and tees, are completely sold out. Other items like vintage wrestling tees and Griselda merch can be viewed on Buffalo Kids’ Instagram page.

“I spent months and months working on every detail of experience inside the Buffalo Kids Gallery. I wanted it to feel like you left the mall and entered my world. I think we did exactly that,” Westside Gunn told Complex. “In Buffalo, it’s been a lack of fashion and art outlets for the youth. I want to be able to do what I can to change that landscape and this is one of the first steps in that direction from my part.”

He added: “I’m sure this will lead to other innovation. I’m already working with the Walden Galleria mall on some else that will be major, groundbreaking and bring the wrestling and art culture together with Buffalo being the backdrop in a big way… just watch.” 

Gunn’s last album Who Made the Sunshine dropped back in October. Next for Griselda, Gunn’s cousin Benny the Butcher is set to release his new EP Plugs I Met 2 on March 19.

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