Larkin Development Group is putting the finishing touches on its rehab of 716 Swan Street. The two-story building was originally the Hydraulic Hotel but in recent years was home to Swan Lounge. It sits at the corner of Swan, Seneca and Emslie streets and faces Larkin Square.
A restaurant, Hydraulic Hearth, will occupy most of the ground floor and is expected to open this summer. It will include a beer garden and both will be run by Harry Zemsky.
Larkin Square is all about the fun and that will extend into 716 Swan where Buffalo’s smallest art gallery is planned. The gallery will occupy a phone booth and be named (716) GAL-LERY. It will be curated (operated?) by AJ Fries and Leslie Zemsky, Larkin Square’s “Director of Fun” and feature exhibits by guest artists.
Two upper floor apartments are also planned.
The 7,900 sq.ft. building was purchased by Larkin Development Group in September 2011 for $245,000. A 1,730 sq.ft. addition with a new elevator and garage has been built at the rear of the building. Young + Wright Architectural, located in the Schaeffer Building across the street, is project architect.
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