The Continental


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212 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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SBL: 111.37-4-8
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Next to: Curtiss Building, 220 Franklin Street


Mark Croce
BAJA BEACH CLUB INC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Croce's preservation related properties: Statler Hotel, CW Miller Livery Stable, Curtiss Building, The Continental, Universal International / Dino BBQ, and Saturn Rings Building

Physical Description

Current Condition

Demolished. Empty fenced off pit.


Former Continental bar

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2009 - Sold for $375,000
  • 2009 - Demolished as part of an announced boutique hotel project, which was said to need to space for a new build. It remains an empty pit in 2013.
  • November 2013 - "The ballroom addition once planned for the former Continental site adjacent to the Curtiss has been dropped..." Instead, plans call for just surface parking, despite the area being surrounded by parking ramps and lots.

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Added 2013-09-05 • Last changed 2015-01-30