Mark Croce's redevelopment of the vacant Curtiss Building
into downtown Buffalo's largest boutique hotel is underway. Interior asbestos removal and gutting is taking place, while a giant hole sits where the beloved Continental once stood. Demolition of the former nightclub was recently completed.
The prominent building on the corner of Huron and Franklin streets will see new life as a 59-room hotel with a day spa, full service three-meal restaurant, and extensive banquet facilites. The redevelopment will use the latest in sustainable design and green technology. A new penthouse level will be added to the building.
A drop-off area is planned where the Continental once stood, topped by two-levels of banquet space.
Interior gutting can be seen in the 204 Franklin Street building:
The $19 million renovation will add to the emerging Huron Street corridor, and will contribute to the mounting effort to make downtown a 24/7 neighborhood.
Updated Photos: Nathan Mroz (Buffalonian4life)