743 Main Street


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March 2023
Photo courtesy: Mike Puma ViewsOfBuffalo, Mark Paradowski, Peter Grine


743 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Adjacent to: 739 Main Street
Near: Spaulding Building
Across from: Vernor Building


  • Chris Jacobs closed on the building in December 2022.
  • Previously, Rohit Kapoor.

Physical Description

  • 33,000 sq.ft. three story commercial building extending from Main to Washington Street. "The Main Street section of the property has 6,600 sq.ft. floors with 12′-15′ ceiling heights and a full basement. The Washington Street portion is one-story with approximately 6,400 sq.ft. and is clear span with a 28′ domed ceiling that could be converted to indoor parking." Buffalo Rising

Current Condition

  • Appears to be in good condition but vacant.


  • Longtime home to DC Theatricks
  • Former location of Rick Cycle Shop (moved to Allentown in 2008)

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2003 - Purchased for $350,000 per propertyviewer
    • Nathan Associates had announced conversion plans into apartments and a theater. Renovation of the property was put on hold when an investor Rohit Kapoor took over management of the Tralfamadore Café in late 2003 and ran into financial and operational problems. Buffalo Rising
  • 2007-2013 - On and off the market. Priced at $1 million in 2010 and $1.5 million in 2013
  • March 1, 2023 - fire destroys most of the building. Emergency demolition ordered.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the Theater Historic Preservation District


Price $1,500,000
Listed with Hastings + Cohn Real Estate


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