Chmielewski Bakery


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1385 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
SBL: 112.23-10-1
Fillmore Council District
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BROADWAY LOTS HOLDINGS LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
Owner at time of demolition: VARGAS, ARSENIO A

Physical Description

2.5 story wood framed commercial building on a corner parcel with a first floor storefront

Current Condition

Demolished. Vacant dirt lot.


  • 1918 - Leon S. Chmielewski opens Chmielewski Bakery at age 27 with his wife Mieczyslawa Wolentarska.
  • WWII - Oldest son Edward and wife Irene run bakery along with brothers Henry, Arthur, and Edwin
  • 1954 - Leon passes away
  • 1980 - After 62 years, the family retired and sold the bakery
  • 1981 - Luigi's Family bakery opens for a few years before closing. MELISSA FOODS INC is listed as the property owner.
  • 1984 - Owner is listed as Frank Albanese
  • 2004 - Owner is listed as Arsenio A. Vargas.
  • Last tenant - Michelle's Bakery
History courtesy Gregory Witul, AmPol Eagle, PRS

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • April 2012 - Demolition permit #155862 applied for by EMPIRE DISMANTLEMENT CORP. The demolition cost the city $22,000 for no benefit.
  • 2014 - Vacant lot is sold to BROADWAY LOTS HOLDINGS LLC, who has not done anything with the property in years (2020)

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Added 2014-02-03 • Last changed 2020-07-02