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Golden Swan / Toutant

Photo courtesy Forgotten Buffalo, Chris Hawley, Mark Paradowski


437 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 ‎
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.39-1-27
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Next to: 439 Ellicott Street and 435 Ellicott Street
Across from: Chippewa Market


Rocco Termini, per Buffalo Rising; OSHEI WILLIAM B per propertyviewer

Physical Description

3 story brick building with first floor retail and apartment space upstairs

Current Condition

First floor cafe is closed and the building appears unused.


  • The bar business itself goes back 3 locations and 130 years
  • The current building constructed in the 1930s
  • Former Billy O's Downtown location
  • Former Golden Swan Cafe and Grill location

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • October 2010 - Golden Swan closes
  • 2011 - Rocco Termini expresses interest in purchasing the building. The ECIDA approved a tax abatement for a restaurant plan in the building.
  • Termini purchases the building for $45,000
  • August 2014 - Rocco Termini announces a renovation plan to include a new Cajun restaurant.
  • September 2014 - Termini cut a deal with noted Louisiana-born chef James Roberts to run Toutant, a Cajun-themed restaurant. Expected open early 2015.

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Added 2013-06-18 • Last changed 2015-05-19