639 Main Street


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639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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The Main Street portion of a larger parcel that now includes Jacob Dold Building, 628 Washington Street and 634 Washington Street
Adjacent to: Jacob Dold Building and 637 Main Street
Across from: Sheas Buffalo Theater



Physical Description

Four story brick commercial building with two rows of vertical bay windows up the length of the facade

Current Condition

Demolished. Later replaced as a two story glass atrium for the movie theater next door.


  • Once the location of Cantilever Shoes and the Modern Electric Co.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Bijou Grille located on Main Street side
  • Dipson Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre was on Washington Street side
  • September 2014 - Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) selected The Benchmark Group over other interested buyers, Rocco Termini and Nick Sinatra, for the 3 building complex. Benchmark is planning a $9 million renovation of the complex and will be bringing in AMC Theaters to run it.
  • February 2016 - "Benchmark Group’s Market Arcade Theater LLC purchased the shuttered complex from the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency yesterday for $250,000. Benchmark is planning a $9 million renovation. Also included in the sale is the two-story building housing Bijou Grill at 643 Main Street and a commercial building at 628 Washington Street." Buffalo Rising

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the Theater Historic Preservation District


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Added 2013-08-30 • Last changed 2016-10-14