Mentholatum / Garrett Leather


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Photo credit: David Torke fixBuffalo, Garrett Leather, Buffalo Rising, John Straubinger


1360 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
SBL: 88.81-1-6
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Physical Description

  • Four story 80,000 sq.ft. daylight factory building.

Current Condition

  • Renovated into apartments and commercial/retail space


Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Early June 2015 - Listed for sale with Gurney Becker & Bourne for $1.1 million.
  • June 30, 2015 - Received multiple bids and sold for possibly north of $1.5 million. Per Chris Schmidt: "[The] Garrett Leather building at 1360 Niagara Street is under contract for “substantially over” asking price."
  • August 6, 2015 - Buffalo Business First reports that Ciminelli Real Estate is buying the building for more than the asking price of $1.1 million. They plan to build it out as "a residential-based development, anchored with between 45 and 50 market rate apartments. A commercial or retail component will likely be added into the project."
  • February 2016 - Ciminelli buys the building for $2 million.
  • May 2016 - "Ciminelli expects to begin work on the $16 million conversion project by early summer. Mentholatum Co., which is now headquartered in Orchard Park, has given its blessing to the new “old” name for the building. Plans call for 54 market-rate apartments to anchor the 80,000-square-foot building with some commercial or retail space slotted for its first floor." Business First
  • February 2017 - the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • March 2017 - The original window openings are being uncovered.
  • August 2017 - "Ciminelli bought the vacant 80,000-square-foot building at 1360 Niagara St. along with two adjacent properties immediately to the south at 1336 and 1340 Niagara St. All three have been remediated of contamination under the state Brownfield Cleanup Program, after 22,000 tons of soil were removed. The other two properties are now gravel-covered land, on which Ciminelli plans a future mixed-use project that it is still formulating, Holycross said." Buffalo News

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