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Spolka Clothing

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1999 vs 2011, photo credits: ForgottenBuffalo.com, Tony Fracasso

Location

1058 Broadway, Buffalo NY 14212
Fillmore Council District
SBL: 112.29-1-21
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Next to: 1054 Broadway
Across from: Mioducki Real Estate and Polonia Hotel

Owner

DAWAN MERAZ U SMALL BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING SER per propertyviewer
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

3 story brick commercial building on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Appears to be in good condition but unused

History

  • 1890 - Alexander Szczukowski opened the men's clothing store after emigrating from Poland.
  • 1918 - Building is built for the Polish Stock Co. Later taken over by Spolka Clothing
  • 1941 - Alex's son Louis took over the family-owned store.
  • 2000 - Store closes after 110 years when Louis' son, Louis Jr., died in October 2000.
History courtesy Forgotten Buffalo

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • November 2000 - Sold for $100,000
    • Operated as a store named City Fashion
  • January 2008 - Sold for $66,000

Other Pertinent Facts

  • At one point, the family also operated a location in Detroit, Michigan.
  • They had a satellite location at 436 Amherst Street
  • Spolka’s antique wood and glass cabinetry survives as part of the displays at the Buffalo Transportation Museum.
courtesy Forgotten Buffalo

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Added 2013-07-02 • Last changed 2014-05-28