Ellicott Development added to its significant downtown-area holdings last week. On the eastern edge of downtown, Ellicott’s 9274 Group Inc. purchased the Seneca Plumbing Supply complex at the northeast corner of Seneca Street and Michigan Avenue. The complex, several inter-connected buildings and parking lots, was purchased from Alan B. Linsky for $449,600. It had been listed at $795,000 with Hunt Commercial Real Estate.
The property includes a three-story masonry building on Seneca Street and an attached one-story warehouse building along Michigan Avenue totaling 30,750 sq.ft. of space. The property is located across from the expanding Buffalo Transportation Pierce Auto Museum and kitty-corner to another Ellicott Development property, the former Buffalo Envelope plant, now home to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Sources say Ellicott is leaning towards a residential conversion of the Seneca Plumbing Supply site.
The company also formally closed on the purchase of the New Life Assembly of God church at N. Pearl and North streets. Ellicott’s 4628 Group Inc. paid $100,000 for the ornate, circa-1899 church. Thirteen apartments are planned for the property. Hunt Commercial had this listing as well, originally priced at $260,000.