Vars Building


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344 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.29-6-3
Ellicott Council District
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Across from: Asbury Hall and the Pleu Building


DELTUP LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Carl and William Paladino's company, Ellicott Development, or corporations it controls: (Ellicott Group LLC, Pearl Group LLC, Huron Group Inc, Tupper Group Inc, Deltup LLC, Del-Al LLC, 84 Group, 1238 Group, 1239 Group, 4858 Group, 5277 Group, 9274 Group, etc.), owns these buildings or parcels of preservation concern (not a complete list):

You can also view this list at Ellicott's category page.

Physical Description

Four story, 30,000 sq.ft. Art Deco office building on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Appears original and in use


  • 1929 - Commissioned by and built for the Addison Vars Advertising Agency
    • Designed by the Buffalo architectural tandem of Duane Lyman and Lawrence Bley

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • April 1998 - 344 Delaware Avenue LLC purchased the building from the S.H. Gow Co. for $705,000
  • Summer 2011 - Listed for sale with a $2.8 million asking price
  • June 2012 - Ellicott Development, through its Deltup LLC affiliate, bought the building and a nearby parking lot for $5.525 million.
    • Tenants include Willcare, Western Region Health Corp., Bracorps Inc., and Willis of New York Inc. They are all expected to remain tenants under the new ownership.

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Added 2014-06-06 • Last changed 2016-10-26