An historic building on Seneca Street at Larkin Square is on the market. 760 Seneca is listed for $550,000 with Recckio Real Estate & Development, Inc. The three-story building has 11,925 sq.ft. of space.
The Romanesque Revival is the former F.X. Winkler and Sons grocery store, established in 1857 on Seneca Street and moved to this building after its construction around 1893. The Winkler family closed the grocery in 1968.
It was purchased by current owner 760 Seneca Street Inc. in April 2011 for $280,000. From the listing:
Property is a major redevelopment opportunity. Retains many original details. Cast iron pillars, exposed mechanics of the original hand operated elevator, coveted exposed brick and beams that are exactly the look that everyone is trying to recreate. Huge Rooms, High Ceilings, Original Hardware. Property is currently vacant. Minutes from downtown. Across from First Niagara offices. First floor is ideal for retail or restaurant uses. The second and third floors can be converted into condo loft apartments or office space. Large Parking Lot in rear will accommodate 25 to 30 cars.
Recckio did not reply to a phone message as to whether the property is still available.
Get Connected: Rick Recckio, 716.834.7777
Image Source: Historic Resources of the Hydraulics/Larkin Neighborhood, Sept. 2009 (link).