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The Barrel Factory / Quaker City Cooperage Co.

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The Barrel Factory / Quaker City Cooperage Co.


The Barrel Factory, Buffalo Rising

Location

65 Vandalia Street, Buffalo, NY 14204
SBL: 122.48-4-17
Fillmore Council District
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Owner

Lazarus Properties, LLC
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Physical Description

2-3 story, 42,000 sq.ft. brick industrial complex

Current Condition

History

  • 1903 - The City of Buffalo granted private railroad rights along Tecumseh St. to the Quaker City Cooperage Co., with the Erie Railroad connecting to the company tracks.
  • 1904 - The Barrel Factory, as it was known in the Old First Ward, was built. Bordered by Hamburg, Republic (formerly Tecumseh), and Vandalia Streets.
  • Home for many decades to Quaker City Cooperage Co., and later to several other local businesses.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2014 - Lazarus Properties, LLC purchase the property from ALEXANDER JR & PAULINE BITTNER
  • 2014 - Plans call for the building to be renovated and re-purposed for use by new and expanding local businesses
  • December 2014 - Planning Board approves $3 million renovation plan for Queen City Malting's operations and new Lakeward Spirits distillery
  • December 2015 - Owners are 'seeking city approval to add seven market-rate apartments' Business First

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Added 2014-07-11 • Last changed 2015-12-10