Auctions can be cool, due in no small part to the fact that they provide steep discounts on expensive things.
The house at 567 Richmond Avenue, owned by the state, is going to be auctioned on October 28th according to the New York State Office of General Services. There is a chance that someone could score this place for a reasonable sum, so let’s try to make that person a local someone. The former NYS Evening Reporting Center was closed by Governor Paterson due to underutilization.
The house is situated a mere three blocks from the heart of the Elmwood shopping district. It is walking distance to the Lexington Co-op, Spot Coffee, Brodo, Globe Market and all of the other incredible places on the strip. It is also just a short stroll over to Bidwell Parkway, which is just a nice spot to retreat to sometimes.
I would also like to add that The Buffalo News reported today that there has been a 10% increase in Buffalo Niagara home sales recently, so why not be a part of this great new trend?
Also worth mentioning is a story about a financial boost for the Genesee Gateway project, which involves rehabbing a few treasures that had become eyesores at Oak and Genesee Streets.
A great thing to be sure, but I want to point out a quote by Peter Hunt of Hunt Commercial, who in describing the project to The Buffalo News said, “So I think there’s going to be a coolness factor. And don’t ever underestimate that factor.”
This is all I’ve been saying.