521 Main Street


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September 2017
Photo credit: Buffalo Rising, Joe Sparacio via BECPL, and David Steele


521 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203
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SBL: 111.46-9-14
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Adjacent to: 523 Main Street and 515 Main Street
Across from: L.L. Berger


Roger Trettel per Business First Jan 2017
Formerly Charles Battle's 521 MAIN ST INC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Four story 6,250 sq.ft. commercial building

Current Condition

Undergoing renovation.


  • Built late 1800s
  • 1920s - Banner on the building says "Signs"
  • 1954 - Levy's

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2012 - First floor in use by Jerry’s Downtown Photo.
  • January 2017 - Roger Trettel purchase building for $395,000 from Charles Battle.
    • Development plans are pending, but first floor tenant, Downtown Photo & Studio, expected to stay Business First
  • April 2017 - Plans announced for a three story Asian themed “bar arcade” genre restaurant called Misuta Chow’s Buffalo Rising
  • August 2017 - Work is underway to restore the facade of the building

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the 500 Block local historic preservation district


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Added 2013-10-22 • Last changed 2017-09-05