Neisner Bros.


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460 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.13-5-4.1
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Part of the larger 456 Main Street parcel

Next to: Baker's Shoes and 472 Main Street
Across from: Hengerer's Department Store


Carl Paladino, Ellicott Development
4858 GROUP, LP 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

73,000 sq.ft. building with underground parking

Current Condition


  • Former E.W. Edwards & Son department store
  • 1937 - Space leased to Neisner Brothers five and dime
  • 1978 - Ames Department Stores purchased Neisner and shuttered their locations
  • 1980 - Building re-opened as Courtyard Mall after interior and exterior renovations. The Permanent Saving Bank occupied the ground floor while the basement was a food court
  • 1990 - The property sits vacant for over a decade beginning in 1990.
    • Oliver Tyrone Pulver and Corporex Cos., both large out-of-town developers, at different times studied the possibility of building a high rise office building on the site. Both developments failed to materialize Buffalo Rising
  • 1995 - Carl Paladinoís Ellicott Development purchased the property for $367,000.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2007 - Poor renovation of the exterior facade. The Neisner's terra-cotta facade has been covered again, and the first floor storefront windows removed for a brick wall.
    • The New York State Division of Parole signed on as an anchor tenant for 15,000 sq.ft.

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Added 2013-10-22 • Last changed 2016-10-26