Rocco Termini has purchased 437 Ellicott Street and has plans to put a Cajun restaurant in the property. The building is near his pioneering IS Lofts, Ellicott Lofts, and Ellicott Commons residential and commercial projects.
Termini paid $45,000 for the former Golden Swan Café and Grille (history here) according to documents filed with the Erie County Clerk’s office. William (Billy) Oshei was the seller.
Ellicott is a critical north-south corridor. At the north end, the Buffalo Medical Campus continues to grow. Termini has transformed much of the west side of Ellicott Street between Genesee and Goodell streets.
Others are joining in. Uniland Development Co. last month purchased the Frey the Wheelman properties and is planning to repurpose 505 Ellicott Street and is likely to redevelop the southwest corner of Ellicott and E. Tupper streets. Also last month, Niagara Distillery announced plans to redevelop 459 Ellicott Street as a tasting room and production facility.
Termini’s reuse of 437 Ellicott Street has been in the works since 2011. It is around the corner from his Dog é Style restaurant scheduled to open in coming weeks.