678 Main Street


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678 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.38-3-1
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Adjacent to 674 Main Street and 686 Main Street


Chris Jacobs
678 ASSOCIATES, LLC per propertyviewer
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Physical Description

Two-story, 16,500 sq.ft. commercial building with terra-cotta facade, fronting the metro rail tunnel entrance

Current Condition

Restored in 2011


  • 1970s/1980s - Former T. Kinson & Leff, former Karnofsky Tailors, former Greentex Wholesale Distributors
  • 2000s - Former Groove nightclub, former OPM Lounge

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2005 - Sold for $225,000
  • 2008 - Sean Spurlock announces possible condo conversion
  • 2009 - Sold for $300,000 to Avalon Development
  • 2010 - Chris Jacobs begins a 1.36 million restoration project
  • March 2014 - Chris Jacobs and Paul Kolkmeyer are potentially joining John Barry as investors in a project that would join the second floor with its neighbor as part of a renovation of 686 Main Street

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the Theater Historic Preservation District


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Added 2013-08-29 • Last changed 2014-03-28