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Whelan Drug Co. / Grever Flower Shop

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2015: Buffalo Rising

Location

537 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-9-18
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Adjacent to: 5-7 Genesee Street and Howard's Jewelers
Across from: 545 Main Street , L.L. Berger, and Genesee Hotel Building

Owner

WIL Partners, LLC C/O ROBERT REHWOLDT per propertyviewer
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

Three-story, 7,000 sq.ft. corner building facing Roosevelt Plaza.

Current Condition

History

  • Kuster Jewelry / Main Optical Co.
  • Whelan Drug Co. / Sidney Mursten Furs
  • 1980s - Arby's
  • Grever Flower Shop

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Dec 2008 - Feb 2011 - Several local developers began a phased rehabilitation of 537 Main Street, part of which called for construction of a restaurant and gallery space. Read these Buffalo Rising articles for more detailed information.
  • July 2011 - Common Council passed a resolution titled "Revitalization of the 500 Block of Main Street." All 500 Block owners with unoccupied buildings were requested to appear before the Council, and more aggressive enforcement was requested for City code violations.
  • Dec 2011 - WIL Partners LLC, purchased the building for $250,000
  • Dec 2011 - Plans call for a restaurant plus upper floor residential
  • October 2013 - Owners are finishing rehab of the upper floors to live in and will then work on a downstairs restaurant
  • August 2014 - French-themed Raclette’s is scheduled to open this fall
  • February 2016 - Raclette's finally opens

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the 500 Block local historic preservation district

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Added 2013-01-14 • Last changed 2016-10-28