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Waldorf Restaurant / Howard's Shoes / Oshun

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Photo credit: Iskalo Development, Buffalo Rising

Location

5 East Huron Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-9-5
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Surrounded by: 11 Genesee Street
Across from: 545 Main Street , 517 Washington Street , 519 Washington Street , 523 Washington Street , and the Electric Tower

Owner

DOWNTOWN CBD INVESTORS, LLC C/O ISKALO DEVELOPMENT CORP.per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

4,500 sq.ft. one story Art Moderne commercial building with a terra-cotta and stainless steel façade, and terrazzo floors. Located on a corner parcel.

Current Condition

Renovated for a restaurant but unoccupied

History

  • 1946 - Built as a Waldorf restaurant at a cost of $100,000
  • 1950's - Howard’s Shoes replaces the restaurant

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2006 - Purchased for $165,000 and renovated by Iskalo Development
  • October 2013 - A seafood restaurant announces that it is close to signing a deal to open a restaurant in the space
  • August 2014 - Oshun, an upscale seafood restaurant, opened
  • 2017 - Oshun closes

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the 500 Block local historic preservation district
  • A similar Waldorf Restaurant was constructed at 935 Broadway

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Added 2013-09-09 • Last changed 2017-08-23