Union Bank Building


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496 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Also known as 498 Main Street
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-10-9
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Adjacent to: LL Berger, and Young Mens Christian Association Old Building
Across from: Hens & Kelly Department Store, the McDonalds Townhouse, and the Mayer & Weill Building


VALLEDOLMO LLC per propertyviewer
Ricotta & Visco law firm
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Physical Description

Four story, 11,440 sq.ft. brick building on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Renovated and in use by a law firm. Original facade windows were lost in a previous renovation.


  • Former Union bank location
  • A.S. Beck Shoe store in the 1970s
  • Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant was a first floor tenant throughout the 2000s

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2007 - Purchased for $320,000 by Kent Keating with plan for family residence upstairs and wife's law firm on first floor.
  • Dec 2008 - Put back up for sale.
  • 2011 - Purchased for $385,000 per propertyviewer
  • March 2011 - Ricotta & Visco received City Planning Board approval earlier this week to redevelop
  • 2011-2012 - $1.5 million renovation. Original hardwood floors, tin ceilings and exposed brick combined with new atrium and windows.
  • Dec 2012 - Law firm Ricotta & Visco moves in

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Added 2013-06-03 • Last changed 2018-05-07