Chase & Baker Company / Phoenix Frontier


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45 Jewett Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
SBL: 89.44-10-1
Masten Council District
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Adjacent to the Belt Line.
Across from: Tri-Main Center


Jewett Management LLC, an affiliate of TRI-MAIN DEVELOPMENT LLC
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Physical Description

87,000 sq.ft. building complex

Current Condition


  • Former E.M. Jewett Cooperage on location was destroyed by fire
  • Chase & Baker Company - makers of piano players
    • Some buildings of the complex date back to the early 1900s
  • Purchased by Phoenix Frontier in 1969

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2013 - PHOENIX FRONTIER INC closed its doors and filed for Chapter 7 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
  • 2014 - TRI-MAIN DEVELOPMENT LLC paid $300,000 for the complex
  • 2016 - Community Action Organization (CAO) has moved its headquarters to the building.
  • March 22, 2017, Business First - "The second phase of a two-part renovation set for the former Phoenix Frontier building on Jewett Avenue as a warehouse-turned-mixed use center is heading into its final stages. Tri-Main Development LLC is proposing a makeover of the a three-story, 40,000-square-foot building it acquired three years ago that will convert the structure house to both loft-style, market-rate apartments and commercial space. The project will be reviewed March 27 by the Buffalo Planning Board."

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